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Juana is 39 years old, married to Juan, and they have 2 dependent young children. At present, only 1 child is in school. They live in Sacaba, in the Nueva Canaan region.

Juana's economic activity takes place in the community of San Isidro, 36 kilometers from the city of Cochabamba. Juana sells potatoes at wholesale in the weekly fairs at Colomi and Sacaba.

Juana is a humble hard-working person who needs this money to increase the capital she invests in growing and selling potatoes. She is very happy to have qualified for a loan, enabling her to increase sales at a time when there is much demand. The money Juana saves will be spent on healing her husband who suffered a work accident.

In spite of this situation, she plans to continue working to support her husband and children until the latter finish their higher education.
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La Señora Juana tiene 39 años de edad, casado con el Sr. Juan, tienen 2 hijos menores dependientes, solo uno estudia, viven en Sacaba zona Nueva Canaán. La actividad económica que desarrolla la señora Juana se encuentra en la comunidad de San Isidro a 36 km de la ciudad de Cochabamba, Doña Juana se dedica a la venta al por mayor de papa, ella comercializa la papa en la feria semanal de Colomi y Sacaba. Doña Juana es una persona humilde, trabajadora, necesitaba dinero para incrementar su capital de comercio de papa, ella está muy contenta de haber conseguido un préstamo ya que ahora incrementara sus ventas porque tiene mucha demanda. El ahorro que tenía lo gasto en la curación de su esposo que sufrió un accidente en el trabajo, a pesar de esta situación ella continuo trabajando por su esposo e hijos hasta que terminen sus estudios superiores.

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

A loan of $1,450 helped Juana to finance growing potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014