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Ana Yolanda
The communal bank, La Paz, is in the city of Cuenca. Cuenca is a city rich in culture and traditions, such as The Holy Saints and the celebration of Christ’s birth (a large Christmas pageant in Ecuador) among others. These are celebrations that attract national and international tourism. Her companions are a group of people who are trying to improve their social and economic situations and have formed a strong friendship with respect and mutual aid which helps their families get ahead..

Mrs. Ana O. is one of the most cheerful members of the communal bank La Paz. She lives in Quinta Chica, an area of the city. She is 46, the single mother of 3: 25, 24 and 19. Her oldest son works and helps her with the household expenses. The second is a married daughter, and her last is a son, a student at the University of Azuay. Their father only educated the oldest and youngest. The house that they live in belongs to her, thanks to her hard work.

Ana goes around the Central Market of Cuenca selling fruit, vegetables, fish, etc. depending on the season. She has been doing this for the past seven years and she says that she has good days and bad days, but you have to keep going to get ahead. She also knits sweaters which she sells to her friends and neighbors in the area. Ana was a member of the communal bank for two years, then she left. She then returned and this is her third cycle working again with the bank. She assures us that the profits that she has earned she has invested in her business. With the new loan that the institution has offered her, she will buy different fruit and vegetables to better supply her business and to attract more customers
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El banco comunal La Paz se formo en la ciudad de Cuenca, ésta es una ciudad muy rica por su cultura y tradiciones como los días de los santos inocentes, el pase del niño viajero, entre otras, costumbres que atraen al turista nacional y extranjero. Sus integrantes son un grupo de personas que se unieron para buscar mejoras sociales y económicas logrando consolidar una gran amistad, respeto y ayuda mutua para salir adelante con sus familias.

La señora Ana O. es una de las socias más alegres del banco comunal La Paz, vive en la urbe de la ciudad en el sector Quinta Chica, ella tiene 46 años de edad es madre soltera de tres hijos de 25, 24, 19 años, su primer hijo trabaja y le ayuda económicamente con los gastos de la casa, su segunda hija es casada y su último hijo estudia en la Universidad del Azuay, la educación les da su papá que reconoció solo al primero y tercer hijo. La casa en la que habitan es propia gracias al esfuerzo de su juventud.

Ana trabaja recorriendo el mercado de la Feria Libre en la ciudad de Cuenca, vende frutas, verduras, pescados, etc. según la temporada, esta actividad la viene realizando desde hace siete años y nos comenta que hay días buenos y malos pero hay que salir adelante, también teje chompas las cuales les vende a sus amigas y vecinas de la comunidad.

Ana formó parte del banco comunal durante dos años y se retiró, luego regresó y este es su tercer ciclo trabajando nuevamente con su banco y asegura que los créditos obtenidos han invertido en su negocio y el nuevo préstamo que la institución le entregue va a comprar frutas y verduras variadas para a bastecer mejor su negocio y captar más clientes.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
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  • $22,541,325
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Ana Yolanda to buy assorted fruit and vegetables to better supply her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 7, 2009
Listed
Nov 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 15, 2010