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Elourdes Maribel
Elourdes Z. is a member of the "Sol Naciente" ("Rising Sun") communal bank. She lives in the urban area of the city of Cuenca, the capital of Azuay province. The city lies in the central valley of the Ecuadorian Andes; it is Ecuador's third leading city and is well-known for maintaining the beauty and tranquility of an older city. Its historic center was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1999.

Elourdes works selling costume jewelry from her own stand in the open market (Cuenca Market). She works from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., only three days a week, and on the other days she dedicates herself to her household tasks. However, she is considering the possibility of working every day.

Elourdes is a native of Guayas province who has lived in Cuenca for four years. She is 35 years old and has been married for some years. She has three children who are now aged 20, 19 and 6. Her two older children stay at home, and her youngest child goes to school in the city. Her husband works selling chickens. They do not have their own house, so they live in rented quarters.

She is currently in her third loan cycle, and the loans have benefited her business. With the funds she receives from the new loan, she will buy diadems, bows, headbands, earrings and more costume jewelry for her business. Her dream is to be able to buy herself a car.
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La señora Elourdes Z. es socia del Banco Comunal Sol Naciente, vive en la urbe de la ciudad de Cuenca capital de la provincia del Azuay, está situada en la parte meridional de la Cordillera de los Andes Ecuatoriana; es la tercera ciudad de mayor importancia en el Ecuador y se caracteriza por mantener la tranquilidad y hermosura de una ciudad antigua. Su centro histórico fue declarado Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad por la Unesco en el año 1999.

Nuestra socia se dedica a la venta de bisutería en un puesto propio en el mercado de la feria libre (Mercado de Cuenca), labora de 6 a.m. hasta las 6 p.m. solo tres días a la semana y el resto de días se dedica a su hogar pero ya se encuentra en la posibilidad de trabajar todos los días.

Elourdes es oriunda de la provincia del Guayas se encuentra cuatro años en la ciudad de Cuenca, tiene 35 años casada hace varios años y ha concebido tres hijos quienes se encuentran de 20, 19 y 6 años, sus dos primeros hijos pasan en casa y su ultimo hijo estudia en una escuela de la urbe, su esposo es comerciante de pollos, no tienen casa propia por lo que viven arrendando.

Se encuentra en su tercer ciclo y los créditos le han beneficiado en su negocio, con el dinero que reciba del nuevo préstamo va a comprar diademas, moños, vinchas, aretes y mas bisutería para su negocio. Su sueño es de llegar a comprarse un carro.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
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  • $24,187,450
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Elourdes Maribel buying diadems, bows, headbands, earrings and more costume jewelry to stock her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 9, 2010
Listed
Mar 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 15, 2010