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Maritza Del Carmen
Maritza is a modest merchant from Managua. She has one child, 15, who attends secondary school.

She has made a living selling tortillas and nacatamales [Nicaraguan-style tamales] for three years. Previously she sold clothing on order but then decided to sell food. That was when she decided to devote herself full time to making tortillas and nacatamales because both are popular.

She's requesting the loan to buy ingredients to make nacatamales and tortillas: corn, firewood, banana leaves, oil, tomatoes, onion, and meat.

Her goal is to manage to sell more nacatamales to restaurants and save to be able to pay her son's school expenses.
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Maritza, es una humilde comerciante de Managua, tiene 1 hijo de 15 años de edad el cual está estudiando en la secundaria. Ella se dedica vender tortilla y nacatamales desde hace tres años. Anteriormente se dedicaba a vender ropa solo por encargo después decidió vender comida fue ahí que eligió dedicarse de tiempo completo a elaborar tortillas y nacatamales pues ambos son alimentos de popular consumo.
Esta solicitando el financiamiento para comprar maíz, leña, hojas de plátanos, aceite, tomates, cebolla, carne. Todos ingredientes para elaborar nacatamales y sus tortillas. Tiene como meta lograr vender más nacatamales a comiderias y ahorrar para pagarle los estudios a su hijo.

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

A loan of $650 helped Maritza Del Carmen to buy corn, firewood, banana leaves, oil, tomatoes, onion, and meat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013