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Dolores Q., 39, has three daughters; she lives alone with them in Maica Norte, a farming area of Cercado province, Cochabamba department.

Dolores is a cheese merchant. However, because she only owns four cows she only makes 40 cheeses daily. However, she buys more cheese from her neighbors and takes all the product to the Campesino market (a very popular market in Cochabamba). In addition, she buys corn from her neighbors, cooks it and makes popcorn. She is, therefore, able to sell both cheese and popcorn. With help from one of her daughters, Dolores takes all her cheese and popcorn to the market every day from 7am until 10am; she manages to sell out her cheese because it is a perishable item that requires refrigeration.

Dolores is a hard-working woman who was left alone when her husband left her 5 years ago. Fortunately, she doesn’t miss him because he was an irresponsible, alcoholic person who abused her both physically and verbally; she is still traumatized by those difficult years they went through

Her oldest daughter is 12 years old and she helps her mother every morning; during the afternoons she studies. She is very responsible and conscientious for her age.

Dolores has requested funds to buy a cow so that she can increase cheese production thereby increasing her income so that, in the long run, adding all her income together, she can invest in ingredients.
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La señora Dolores Q. es una señora es una señora de 39 años, tiene 3 hijas, viven solas en zona la Maica Norte zona agrícola de la provincia Cercado del departamento de Cochabamba.

La señora Dolores se dedica a la elaboración de quesillos y su comercialización, si bien ella solo cuenta con 4 cabezas de ganando entonces solo elabora 40 quesillos cada día, pero la señora Dolores compra de sus vecinas mas quesillos y lleva todos sus productos al mercado Campesino (mercado popular de Cochabamba), además compra maíz de sus vecinos y hace cocer y elabora mote, entonces logra comercializar tanto mote como quesillo, Dolores siempre con ayuda de una de sus hijas lleva todos los días sus quesillo y su mote al mercado desde las 7 hasta las10 de la mañana logra vender todo, pues el quesillo es un producto perecedero si no se refrigera. Dolores es una señora trabajadora pero quedo sola pues sus esposo las dejo desde hace 5 años, afortunadamente ellas no extrañas su presencia pues era una persona irresponsable, alcohólico que las agredía verbal y físicamente, ellas aun tienen ese trauma de esos años tan difíciles que atravesaron. Su hija mayor tiene 12 años la pequeña se encarga de ayudar a su mama todas las mañanas y por las tardes estudia. Pero para la edad que tiene es muy responsable y consiente.

La señora Dolores ha solicitado el crédito para la compra de una cabeza de ganado vacuno para poder elaborar mas quesillos e incrementar sus ingresos y así con el tiempo con la suma de todos sus ingresos poder invertir un insumos.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Dolores to buy a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2010
May 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 28, 2011