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Maria Gertrudiz
The Mujeres Progresistas communal bank was founded in the city of Cuenca. This city is known for it’s architectural beauty in the Historical Center, the natural beauty of Cajas National Park, the four rivers that bath the capital city Cuenca, it’s people and it’s culture which are it’s best introduction. It has become one of the places most visited by national and foreign tourists.

Mrs. María Pérez is an active member of the Mujeres Progresistas communal bank. It’s a group of enterprising women prepared to get ahead for their families through team work and cultivating above all the friendly feeling there is among all.

María works as a beauty consultant for YANBAL products. She has already been working in this for 15 years. She mentioned to us that the sales are low at the moment and she has almost no profit. But thanks to her faithful clientele she hopes everything improves. She also told us that she is one of the founding members of the communal bank. She has been in it for 12 years. It was Mrs. María Ortega who encouraged her to become part of this beautiful group and gain access to the loans granted by the Foundation. Since then she has invested the loans she applied for in her business to increase stock little by little for her demanding clientele.

She is 69 years old and lives outside the city of Cuenca with her husband who is a taxi driver, the last of three children she has and an 18-year-old granddaughter since her parents are living abroad. They send money for her education and board. The house they live in is the fruit of their efforts in their youth as a married couple.

With the new loan she applied for she will buy lip sticks, perfumed creams, treatments, costume jewelry, etc. and Yanbal to fill her customers’ orders. Her big dream is to count on good health in order to keep working.
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El banco comunal Mujeres Progresistas se encuentra formado en la ciudad de Cuenca, esta ciudad se caracteriza por la belleza arquitectónica de su Centro Histórico, la belleza natural del Parque Nacional Cajas, los cuatro ríos que bañan la urbe cuencana, su gente y su cultura son su carta de presentaión y se ha convertido en uno de los lugares mas visitados por turistas nacionales y extranjeros.

La señora María Pérez es socia activa del banco comunal Mujeres Progresistas que son un grupo de mujeres emprendedoras dispuestas a salir adelante con su familia a base de trabajo en equipo y sobre todo cultivando el sentimiento de amistad que hay entre todas.

María trabaja como consultora de belelza de los productos YANBAL, lleva ya 15 años trabajando en esta actividad y nos comenta que por el momento las ventas están bajas y casi ya no tiene ganancia, pero gracias a su clientela fiel espera que todo mejore, además nos manifiesta que es una de las socias fundadoras del banco comunal pues ya lleva 12 años y fue la señora María Ortega quien la incentivó para formar parte de este hermoso grupo y acceder a los créditos que otorga la Fundación, desde entonces los prestamos solicitados ha invertido en su negocio para incrementar poco a poco mercaderia para su exigente clientela.

Nuestra socia tiene 69 años y vive a las afueras de la ciudad de Cuenca con su esposo taxista de profesión, su último hijo de tres que tubo, los dos primeros ya son cadados y viven independientes y una nieta de 18 años ya que sus padres se encuentran en el exterior y envian dinero para su educación y manutención, la casa en la que habitan es el fruto del esfuerzo conyugal de su juventud.

Con el nuevo crédito solicitado comprará labiales, perfumes,cremas, tratamientos, bisuteria, etc. Yanbal para abstecer los pedidos de sus clientes. Su gran sueño es contar con buena salud para seguir trabajando.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 31
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  • $23,087,325
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Maria Gertrudiz purchase Lip sticks, creams, treatments, perfumes, costume jewelry and more cosmetics from the Yanbal line.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 2, 2010
Listed
Feb 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 15, 2010