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Mayra Alexandra
Mayra T. is a member of the Sol Naciente (Rising Sun) Communal Bank. She lives in the suburbs of the city of Cuenca, well known for its rivers, beautiful architecture, restaurants and warm, friendly people. Our member is 31 years old, married and mother of three children ages 13, 12 and 7. All the children are basic education students and her husband works in a factory making stucco ceiling tiles. Although they don’t live in a home of their own, they live in the house of a family member.

For the past seven years, Mayra has tidied and cleaned houses from Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm. On the weekends she sells “salchipapas” (a type of fast food made of fried potatoes and sausages) at the local sports fields. She has been doing this for the past 5 years. As she is a high-spirited woman, she has always looked for ways to advance herself. She is now in her 4th cycle with the communal bank and all the loans have been used for her business and for her home. With the money she receives from the loan she is currently soliciting, she will pay for a deep fat fryer and an industrial cooking range that she bought from her bosses in order to expand her fast food business.

Her goal is to own her own home.
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Mayra T. es socia del Banco Comunal Sol Naciente, vive en la urbe de la ciudad de Cuenca, siendo esta ciudad muy conocida por sus ríos, su belleza arquitectónica, su gastronomía y su gente que es muy cálida y amable. Nuestra socia tiene 31 años, de estado civil casada y madre de tres hijos de 13, 12 y 7 años, todos estudiantes de educación básica, su esposo trabaja en una fábrica de elaboración de estucos (cielos rasos), aún no tienen casa propia por lo que viven en casa de un familiar.

Mayra se dedica al arreglo y limpieza de casas de lunes a viernes en un horario extendido de 8 a.m. a 7 p.m. actividad que realiza por ya siete años, los fines de semana se dedica a la venta de salchipapas en las canchas deportivas de su sector y lleva cinco años en esta dura labor; como es una mujer luchadora siempre ha buscado la manera de salir adelante y ahora se encuentra en su cuarto ciclo dentro de su banco comunal y todos los créditos los ha invertido en su negocio y en su hogar, con el dinero que reciba del crédito solicitado va a pagar de una freidora y cocina industrial que compró a sus jefes para incrementar su negocio de comida rápida.

Su meta es llegar a tener su casa propia.

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About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,225,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Mayra Alexandra pay for the purchase of a deep fat fryer and an industrial cooking range.
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