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Elba Francisca
Elba is from León, but she lives in Estelí. She is a single mother with three children of the ages 23, 30 and 32. She works as a merchant selling food. She says her mom started the business but she always supported her. Later, she decided to take over the business and has been the owner for the past ten years.

This is her first business and it has helped her children be successful. She sells her food in the same community as she lives in. She would like to expand her food at the Estelí Market. She expects to keep working hard in her food stall in order to increase her income.

Elba is requesting the loan in order to buy firewood, meat, vegetables, oil, rice, beans etc. All the necessary ingredients to make food. She believes this loan will help her to buy more supplies for her business and in this way keep her customers satisfied. She expects to increase her profits and her future plans are to invest in ingredients her business does not currently have so that she can offer a greater variety of food to her clients.
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Elba originaria de León, pero vive en Estelí, soltera, madre de 3 hijos entre las edades de 23,30 y 32, de oficio comerciante, trabaja vendiendo comida. Ella dice que su mama comenzó el negocio, pero ella la apoyaba en todo, luego ella decidió quedarse con el negocio, de laque es propietaria hace 10 años, ha sido mi primer negocio con el que ayudo a salir adelante a sus hijos, comercializa sus productos en la misma comunidad donde vive, le gustaría ampliar sus productos por todo el mercado de Estelí. Sus expectativas es seguir trabajando arduamente en su comedor para incrementar más ingresos.
Elba solicita el préstamo para comprar leña, carne. Verduras, aceite, arroz, frijoles, etc. Toda la materia prima que necesita para hacer su comida. Ella estima que este préstamo le ayudara a comprar más productos para su negocio y asi poder satisfacer las necesidades de los clientes, espera incrementar sus ganancias, sus planes futuro es invertir en su negocio los productos que no tenga en existencia, para ofrecer mas variedad de comida a sus clientes.

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

A loan of $500 helped Elba Francisca to buy firewood, meat, vegetables, oil, rice, beans etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013