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Maria Elena
Mrs. María Elena L. is a member of the Zhidmad communal bank which is located in the south of the Gualaceo territory. The people are farmers and raise cattle. What they produce is for their own consumption. The women make straw hats, woolen sweaters and embroider skirts and blouses.

Our member is works around the house and raises animals, especially cattle. She uses the milk to make fresh cheeses that she sells in the city of Cuenca. She also works in farming and cultivates the land.

Our member is 33 years old, married with 4 children ages 11, 8, 5 and 3. Her first three children study at the local school. Her husband is a bricklayer. Thanks to their joint efforts, they have been able to build their own house.

She is a founding member and the loans have been put towards her household expenses and buying animals. This new loan will be used to buy cattle. Her dream is to improve and grow her business.
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La Señora María Elena L. es socia del banco comunal Zhidmad, que se encuentra ubicada al sur occidente del cantón Gualaceo, su gente se dedica a la agricultura y ganadería, lo que producen es para su consumo. La población femenina se dedica al tejido de sombreros de paja toquilla, a la elaboración de chompas de lana y al bordado de polleras (faldas) y blusas.

Nuestra socia se dedica a los quehaceres de su hogar y a la cría de animales especialmente de ganado, con la leche que obtiene elabora quesillos(queso tierno) que los que vende en la ciudad de Cuenca, también trabaja en el agricultura labrando la tierra.

Nuestra tiene 33 años de edad, es casada y tiene 4 hijos de 11, 8, 5 y 3 años de edad, sus tres primeros hijos estudian en una escuela de la localidad, su esposo trabaja como albañil y gracias al trabajo conyugal han logrado construir su casa propia.

Es una socia fundadora y los créditos le han ayudado para los gastos de su hogar y para la compra de animales.

Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de ganado y su meta es superarse y crecer en su negocio.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 32
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  • $23,087,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Maria Elena to buy cattle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 9, 2010
Listed
Jul 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 15, 2011