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Señora Martina is 31 years old and lives in her sister's house in the Morros Blancos neighborhood in the city of Tarija. Because of life circumstances she is a single mother with three children and has to work to provide for her children. For the past 4 years Martina has been packaging natural medicine products that are sold nationally. These medicines are in high demand among the people that know the product because they are naturally prepared. Martina wants to increase her income to get her family ahead. She has to purchase the medicines first before she can sell them. She has an order for several people. Martina has a lot of experience in this job.

Martina is requesting a loan to stock her products so she can meet the high demand, and thereby, increase her income. She tells us that she wants to improve her living conditions and that the next loan that she requests will be used to make improvements to her house.
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La señora Martina tiene 31 años de edad y vive en una casa de propiedad de su hermana vivienda que esta ubicada en el barrio Morros Blancos de la ciudad de Tarija. Martina es madre soltera de tres hijos, por circunstancias de la vida se quedo sola ahora ella tiene que trabajar para poder sacar adelante a sus hijos. Martina se dedica desde hace mas de 4 años a trabajar como envasadora de medicamentos naturales productos que los venden a nivel nacional. Medicamentos que son muy consumidos por las personas que conocen el producto. Siendo muy conocida por sus clientes que le solicitan los medicamentos por ser estos preparados de forma natural, Martina quiere tener mejores ingresos para salir adelante junto con sus hijos, pero ella nos cuenta que tiene la necesidad de comprar estos medicamentos para poder revenderlos. Ya que tiene un pedido de medicamentos para varias personas,

Martina tiene mucha experiencia en el rubro, ella solicito el crédito para abastecerse de sus productos, y poder cumplir con la gran demanda que tiene de este modo incrementar sus ingresos.
Martina nos cuenta que quiere mejorar las condiciones de vida que tiene, por eso nos dice que el próximo crédito que solicite será para mejorar las condiciones de la casa donde vive.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 153
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  • $36,650,050
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Martina purchase natural medicines to stock her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 26, 2012