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Blanca Aidee
Blanca Aidee is the president of the Cochapamba comunal bank in the community of San Miguel Alto, located approximately one half-hour from the city of Cuenca, in the south of Ecuador. She is 33 years old, is married, and has two children who are 15 and 8 years old.

Blanca sells all kinds of fruit. She has a stall in the Open Market of Cuenca. She has been selling fruit for eight years. Her mother also sold fruit but, unfortunately, she passed away a couple of years ago. Blanca works from 8am until 2 or 3pm Tuesday through Saturday. (She spends Sundays and Mondays with her family.) There is a lot of competition in the market, but she says she has regular customers because she treats them well so that they will come back. She also always gives them a “yapa” (a little bit extra that she gives as a gift).

Blanca needs a loan of $1,100 so she can buy chirimoyas [also known as custard apples], grapes, and apples to stock her stall in the market. She is also planning to buy small animals and blankets for other small business deals that she occasionally does.

Blanca has been a member of Fundación Espoir for 10 years. She says that she likes earning money and saving. Her goal for the future is to continue working so she can be a good example to her children.
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La señora Blanca Aidee es la presidenta del Banco Comunal Cochapamba en la comunidad de San Miguel Alto, ubicada aproximadamente media hora fuera de la ciudad de Cuenca en el sur de Ecuador. Tiene 33 años, está casada, y tiene dos hijos de 15 y 8 años.
La señora se dedica a la venta de todo tipo de fruta; tiene un puesto en la Feria Libre de Cuenca. Ella trabaja vendiendo fruta desde los ocho años. Su mamá también vendía fruta, pero lamentablemente falleció hace un par de años. Blanca trabaja de las 8am hasta las 2pm o 3pm de martes a sábado (los días domingo y lunes pasa en casa con su familia). Hay bastante competencia en el mercado, pero dice que consigue clientes regulares porque les trata bien para que vuelvan, y además siempre les da su “yapa” (un poquito extra que se da de regalo).
Blanca necesita un préstamo de $1,100 para poder comprar chirimoyas, uvas y manzanas para abastecer a su puesto en el mercado. También piensa comprar animales menores y cobijas para otros pequeños negocios que a veces hace.
La señora es socia de Fundación Espoir hace 10 años ya. Blanca dice que le gusta sacar la plata y ahorrar. Su meta para el futuro es seguir trabajando para dar un buen ejemplo a sus dos hijos.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 27
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  • $22,856,000
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Blanca Aidee to buy fruits and stock her market stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 27, 2009
Listed
Jun 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 15, 2009