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Elsa Raquel
Elsa is 25 years old and was born in the Department of Estelí. She is single and works as a seamstress. Elsa has been in this business for approximately ten years. She started out at the age of 15 by helping her mother. With her own capital, she ultimately generated great demand from her customers. Elsa has designed uniforms for local baseball teams. Her mother taught her how to produce cloth dolls, factory uniforms, costumes for mariachi singers, as well as purses and handbags made of recyclable materials such as leftover jeans. She even designs her own clothing.

Elsa is requesting a loan to buy materials such as high quality fabrics. This will help improve her designs, attract more customers, and result in better quality products. Her future plans include having a successful tailoring shop where she can provide employment to other people. This will allow her to keep up with the increasing demand from her customers.

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Elsa, de 25 años de edad, nacida en el departamento de Estelí, soltera, de oficio sastre, tiene alrededor de 10 años de dedicarse a esta actividad. Empezó a la edad de 15 años con la ayuda de su madre, con capital propio, ultimadamente ha tenido mucha demanda por parte de su clientela, ya que ella diseña uniformes para equipo locales de beisbol, su mama le enseño hacer muñecas de tela, elabora uniformes para fabricas, vestuarios para cantantes de mariachi, también hace bolsos y carteras con material reciclable como sobrantes de jeans e incluso se diseña su propia ropa.
Solicita EL préstamo para compra de materia prima como telas de mejor calidad, ya que así podrá promocionar mejor su diseños, hacer más clientelas y dar una mejor calidad de sus productos.
Sus planes futuros son tener una buena sastrería donde pueda dar empleo a otras personas para poder suplir la creciente demanda de sus clientes.

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  • $4,800
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Elsa Raquel purchase materials for making uniforms & business suits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012