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Señora Martha lives in the Alto San Antonio area, which is located 20 min. to the east of downtown La Paz. She has made her living as a dressmaker for more than twenty years. Previously she worked as a seamstress in a factory, but for the last two years she has run an independent sewing bussiness and, out of the same space, a bookstore that sells miscellaneous goods. Sra. Martha is very well-known, since she makes women's suits and mends dresses and women's clothing. Her husband, Jacinto, makes his living as an electrical technician in mobile services. They live in don Jacinto's parent's family home. Doña Martha and don Jacinto's children are grown and live independently from their parents. With the money from the loan, doña Martha will purchase fabric to make some garments as well as school and office supplies for her store. One of their greatest wishes is to save enough from their work to be able to buy a house. Sra. Martha is a very hard working person, and she is grateful to the institution for the help they have given her.
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La señora Martha vive en la zona de alto san Antonio que esta ubicado al este de la ciudad de La Paz a veinte minutos del centro de la ciudad. Ella se dedica a la costura desde hace más de veinte años. Anteriormente trabaja en una fabrica como costurera y desde hace dos años tiene un negocio independiente de costura y además ahí mismo tiene su bazar - librería. La Sra. Martha es muy conocida ya que realiza costura de trajes de dama y algunos arreglos a vestidos y ropa de mujer. Su esposo se llama Jacinto y se dedica al servicio de técnico eléctrico de movilidades. Ellos viven casa familiar de los padres de don Jacinto. Los hijos de doña Martha y don Jacinto ya son mayores y viven de manera independiente. con el dinero del credito comprara tela para la confeccion de algunas prendas de vestir y material escolar y de escritorio para su libreria, Uno de los mayores anhelos de ellos ahorrar lo suficiente con su trabajo y así poder comprar una casa, la Sra. Martha es una persona muy trabajadora, esta agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 127
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  • $36,246,475
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Martha to purchase fabric and school and office supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012