Señora María is 68 years old, married and has 8 children, all of which are adults, married and independent. Only one daughter lives at home with her and shares the household expenses. Her husband works as a bricklayer. The house she lives in is theirs, a product of the couple's hard work.
Doña María takes care of the household chores and as she spends her time at home she raises animals such as cattle, pigs, guinea pigs, chickens and turkeys which are both for sale and home consumption.
She has been a member of the communal bank for 5 years and she will use her new loan to buy building materials to improve her small house.
Her dream is to travel to the United States.
La Señora. María tiene 68 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 8 hijos quienes son mayores de edad, casados e independientes, solo una hija viven en su casa con quien comparte los gastos del hogar. Su esposo labora como albañil, la casa en la que vive es de su propiedad siendo el fruto del trabajo conyugal.
Doña María se dedica a los quehaceres de su hogar y como pasa en casa cría animales como ganado, cerdos, cuyes, gallinas y pavos los que vende y también son para su consumo.
Es socia del banco comunal hace 5 años y su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de materiales de construcción para mejorar su casita.
Su sueño es viajar a los Estados Unidos.
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