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A loan of $525 helped to purchase materials needed for the production of decorations.

Hannia Mayela's story

Hannia is a 39-year-old mother of two who lives with her family in Desamparados, located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Hannia has a business producing and selling decorations for parties and special events. She makes piñatas and other types of festive pieces. She has applied for the current loan in order to purchase materials necessary for the creation of her various decorations. Hannia is currently behind on her orders and is seeking working capital in order to satisfy the demands of her clients.

Hannia wakes up early every day and prepares breakfast for her family. Sometime between breakfast and lunch, she spends time creating her decorations; however, the majority of her production takes place during the afternoon and at night. Hannia dedicates one day per week to collect orders. Hannia's long-term goal is to expand her business, increase revenue and improve living conditions in her home.

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