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María Magdalena
María Magdalena M. is a member of the El Tocte community bank. She lives in the Vegaspamba community which belongs to the Jadan parish. The majority of its people raise animals and work in agriculture. They also leave for the city to work in different areas such as construction, in factories, etc. Maria is 43, married and has 7 children ages 26, 22, 21, 19, 17, 15 and 13. Her three oldest children are married, but her married daughter lives with her and shares costs. Her 19 and 17 year-old children work and help with the household costs. Her two youngest children are in school. Her husband is a master builder and working together has allowed them to build their own home. Maria has worked as a maid for 6 months. She works 3 days a week without a fixed schedule. On the other days she works in her greenhouse which she has had for two and a half years, where she sows tomatoes. She also raises guinea pigs, hogs and hens for consumption or sells them when she has any economic need. She is a borrower who has strong friendships with all of the other bank members. This is her seventh loan and she will invest it in the purchase of tomato plants for her greenhouse.
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La Señora María Magdalena M. es socia del banco comunal El Tocte, vive en la comunidad de Vegaspamba que pertenece a la parroquia de Jadan, la mayor parte de su gente se dedica a la cría de animales y a la agricultura, también salen a la ciudad para trabajar en diferentes áreas como en la construcción, en fábricas etc.

Doña María tiene 43 años, es casada y tiene 7 hijos de 26, 22, 21, 19, 17, 15 y 13 años de edad. Sus tres primeros hijos son casados, solo su hija casada vive con ella y comparten gastos, sus hijos de 19 y 17 años trabajan y ayudan en la economía del hogar, sus dos últimos hijos estudian en el colegio. Su esposo es maestro albañil y el trabajo en conjunto les ha permitido construir su casa propia.

La Señora María trabaja hace 6 meses como empleada domestica 3 días a la semana sin horario fijo, los demás días se dedica a su invernadero que ya lo tiene dos años y medio en donde siembra tomates, también se dedica a la cría de cuyes, cerdos y gallinas que son para su consumo o los vende cuando tiene laguna necesidad económica.

Es una socia que tiene una gran amistad con todas las socias. Este es el séptimo crédito que realiza y lo va a invertir en la compra de plantas de tomate para su invernadero.

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

A loan of $675 helped María Magdalena to purchase tomato plants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 17, 2010
Listed
Sep 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 15, 2011