A loan of $450 helped to buy bread, potatoes, meat, tarinas, etc.

María Graciela's story

Mrs. María A. is a member of the La Paz Communal Bank; she lives in the Quinta Chica area where most of the people breed animals. Most of the population emigrates to the city or abroad to find work so that they can improve their household income.

This is Mrs. María’s second loan in the communal bank, she was invited to be a part of it by a friend, and they are a group of hardworking women. Our member works making fast food, work that she has been doing for some 16 years, she works from Monday to Saturday from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. the rest of the time she dedicates to housework.

Mrs. María is 45 years old, is married and has 4 children of 26, 24, 22 and 17 years of age. The first and third of her children are married, her married daughter lives with her and they share in the household expenses and the second son works and is saving up to have his Computer Science degree, her youngest son is attending high school in the city. Her husband works as a private employee. They don’t own their home and live in a house that a relative loaned them.

The money from the loan will be used to buy potatoes, tarinas (middle-sized plate for meat), bread, etc. to make her fast food.

María’s goal is to buy a car.

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