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Marlene is 51 years old, she is married and she has 5 children, all economically independent. She is a retailer and she engages in selling meals and “nactamales” (typical dish made of maize, meat and rice wrapped in banana leaf), something she has been doing for 18 years. She started her activity with her own money and with some help form her husband. She began by buying ingredients for her nactamales, and she was 33 when she started. She had been previously running a corner shop but she decided to close it to engage in selling this typical delicious dish.
She is requesting a loan to buy maize, firewood, meat, vegetables and rice, as these are the main ingredients she uses to prepare her really tasty nactamales. One of her future projects is to finish building her house as it is a bit dilapidated and to invest in improving her activity.
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Doña Marlene de 51 años de edad, casada, madre de 5 hijos, todos ellos independientes, ella es comerciante se dedica a la venta de comida y nacatamales lleva 18 años dedicándose a este negocio. Inicio con sus actividades con dinero propio y apoyo de su esposo, compro materia prima para empezar con sus nacatamales tenia 33 años edad cuando comenzó. Anteriormente tenía una pulpería pero decidió quitarla para dedicarse a la venta de este delicioso plato típico.
Ella requiere para compra de maíz, leña, carne,verduras, arroz. Ya que son los principales ingredientes que utiliza para realizar sus tan apetecidos nacatamales. Uno de sus proyectos próximos es terminar de construir su casa que esta algo deteriorada e invertir en mejoras a su negocio.

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  • $4,800
    Average annual income
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  • $25,792,450
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Marlene to buy maize, firewood, meat, rice and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012