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Maria Lucrecia
Cuenca is located in the south of the county. It is a pretty city with medieval architecture. It is the third most important city in Ecuador. It has a cold climate that is moderated by the warmth of its friendly and educated people
Mrs. Maria lives in a beautiful place in Cuenca. It is called Totoracocha. She is a member of the community bank called “Mujeres Triunfadoras” (Triumphant Women). She is 48 years old and is happily married. The fruits of their love are the eight children they have created. They are 26, 25, 22, 21, 17, 15, 14 and 12. The oldest child is married and the three oldest children work and and help with the household expenses. The four youngest children attend school. Two of them go to night school and two of them go to high school in the afternoon. Her husband is incapacitated because he became ill from drinking too much alcohol.
This is her third cycle with the foundation. She is glad to be part of the bank because of all the benefits the foundation provides to her.
With the loan that the “Foundation Espoir” will deliver she will invest in her candy business. She has worked in this business for fifteen years and it has worked out well for her. She also has another job working in a cafeteria at night. She works everyday of the week without having a day off.
This is her third cycle working with the “Foundation Espoir”. She will use the money for her candy business to buy disposable items such as cups, spoons, sorbets, etc.
Her dream is to have her own cafeteria because she has a lot of experience and she knows how to manage a business.
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Cuenca está ubicada al sur del país, es una ciudad muy bonita por su arquitectura medieval, además es la tercera ciudad más importante del Ecuador, su clima es frio pero se suple con el calor de su gente amable y educada.

La Sra. María Lucrecia vive en un hermoso lugar de la Ciudad de Cuenca que es Totoracocha, forma parte del banco comunal Mujeres Triunfadoras, tiene 48 años de edad y se encuentra felizmente casada, fruto de ese amor procreo 8 hijos de 26, 25, 22, 21, 17, 15, 14, 12 años de edad, el primero de sus hijos es casado y sus tres hijos mayores trabajan y aportan un poco para los gastos de la casa, mientras que los cuatro menores estudian, dos de ellos en un colegio nocturno y sus dos hijas por la tarde en el colegio Ecuador, su esposo se encuentra postrado porque le dio una enfermedad a causa del alcohol ya que bebía demasiado.

María Lucrecia es comerciante ambulante, vende gelatinas, lleva quince años trabajando en este negocio y nos comenta que le va bien, también tiene otro trabajo por las noches en una cafetería, trabaja todos los días de la semana sin tener un solo día de descanso.

Este es su tercer ciclo trabajando junto a la fundación y le da mucho gusto ser parte del banco por todos los beneficios que la fundación les entrega.

Con el préstamo que la FUNDACIÓN ESPOIR le entregue lo va a invertir en su negocio de gelatina para comprar envases desechables como: vasos, cucharas, sorbetes, etc.

Su sueño es tener su propia cafetería ya que tiene mucha experiencia y sabe cómo se maneja este negocio.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 57
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  • $24,308,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Maria Lucrecia to buy disposable items such as cups, spoons, sorbets, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 28, 2009
Listed
Oct 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2010