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Maria Nancy
The Barrio Sucre Communal Bank is located in the parish of Cumbe to the southeast of the city of Cuenca, Peru. Those who live there work mainly in the production of traditional textiles, embroidery, and wool yarn that is used to make clothing. Others work in agriculture and many have migrated to larger cities or out of the country searching for a better future for their families.

Maria F. is one member of the Barrio Sucre Communal Bank. She lives on the outskirts of Cuenca in the parish of Cumbe. She is 40 years old and has been divorced for three years. Her marriage was broken up by another woman. With her husband she had three children who are now 17, 16 and 5 years old. Her older sons work in construction when there is work to be found. They contribute what little they earn to the household and to their younger sister’s education. The house they live in is theirs, as it was the inheritance left to the children by their father.

Maria works selling vegetables at the Feria Libre, a large market in Cuenca. She has been in this line of work since she was 12, as she used to help her mother with sales on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. She keeps the same work hours today. Maria has been working with this little bank for two years and she tells us that it has helped her to increase the number of vegetables and fruits at her stand and offer her customers a variety of products. With the loan offered to her by FUNDACION ESPOIR [a Kiva Field Partner] she will buy tomatoes, onions, peas, carrots and other vegetables to stock her business.

Her great dream is to get ahead along with her children and to give them a better future.
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El banco comunal Barrio Sucre se encuentra en la parroquia de Cumbe al sureste de la ciudad de Cuenca, sugente se dedica principalmente a la elaboración de artesanías de tejido, bordado e hilado de lana de oveja para la confección de sus prendas de vestir, también se dedica a la agricultura y muchos de ellos han migrado a las grandes ciudades o al exterior en busca de un mejor futuro para sus familias.

María Fernández es otra socia del banco comunal Barrio Sucre, vive a las afueras de la ciudad de Cuenca en la parroquia Cumbe, tiene 40 años de edad, está divorciada hace 3 años y la ruptura de su matrimonio se dio por otra mujer, con su esposo concibió 3 hijos que se encuentran de 17, 16, 5 años de edad, sus hijos mayores trabajan en la construcción cuando alguien les contrata aportando lo poco que ganan para los gastos del hogar y el estudio de su hermana menor, la casa en la que habitan es de su propiedad, ya que es la herencia de su esposo para sus hijos.

María se dedica a la venta de hortalizas en la Feria Libre, esta actividad realiza desde sus 12 años porque ayudaba a su mamá en la venta los lunes, sábados y domingos desde 07h00 a 19h00 y ahora ella sigue con esta tracidión, nuestra socia lleva 2 años trabajando con su bankito y nos comenta que le han ayudado mucho para incrementar otros legumbres y frutas en su puesto para ofrecer variedad de productos a sus clientes, con el crédito que la FUNDACION ESPOIR le entregue va a comprar tomate, cebolla,arveja, zanahoria y otras legumbres para abastecer su negocio.

Su gran sueño es salir adelante con sus hijos y entregarle un mejor futuro.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 95
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  • $24,212,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Maria Nancy to buy vegetables such as tomatoes, onions, peas, carrots and some fruits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 1, 2010
Listed
Feb 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 15, 2010