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Maria Asuncion
Mrs. Maria Asuncion L. has been an active member of the Village Bank "Nuevo Porvenir" for the past ten years. This bank is located in the Cumbe parish in the southeast part of the city of Cuenca. This region is known for the fine textiles made here, its original name was Cumbipirca which is a combination of the Quecha words cumbi or chumbi, meaning beautiful textiles and pirca, meaning wall.
Maria lives in the community San Capa in the Cumbe parish, she is 64 years old and married with eight children. She can't remember all of their ages, but six of them are now married. She owns her own home and lives with her ailing husband and their two youngest children, aged 18 and 15. Because of her economic situation they haven't been able to go to school and they can only work when a family friend can hire them temporarily.
Maria works raising chickens, guinea pigs, and hogs which she sells in the local markets. She also grows vegetables for home consumption and for sale to neighbours and markets. With the loan requested from Fundacion Espoir, she will buy chicks, guinea pigs and lambs to increase her animal raising business. Her dream is to increase her business little by little in order to better earn her living.
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La señora María Asunción L. es una socia activa del banco comunal Nuevo Porvenir desde hace diez años, éste banco está situado en la parroquia Cumbe al suroeste de la ciudad de Cuenca, este lugar se caracteriza por los finos tejidos que se elaboran ahí, el nombre original de esta localidad es Cumbipirca que proviene del quechua “Cumbi o Chumbi “que significa tejido fino y “ Pirca” pared, nuestra socia vive en la comunidad San Capa en la parroquia Cumbe, tiene 64 años está casada y procreó ocho hijos, no recuerda la edad de todos ellos, pero sí que seis de ellos ya son casados, su casa es propia y vive con su esposo que está enfermo y sus dos hijos menores de 18 y 15 años, debido a su situación económica no pueden estudiar y solo trabajan cuando un conocido les emplea temporalmente.

María se dedica a la crianza de pollos, cuyes y chanchos que los vende en las ferias de la localidad, también cultiva hortalizas tanto para el consumo en su casa como para la venta a sus vecinas y ferias del sector.

Con el préstamo solicitado a la FUNDACIÓN ESPOIR va a comprar crías de pollos, chanchos y borregos para incrementar su criadero de animales.

El sueño de María es incrementar poco a poco su negocio que es su sustento diario.

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

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Asuncion purchase chicks, guinea pigs and lambs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 20, 2009
Listed
Nov 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 15, 2010