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María Graciela
Mrs. María A. is a member of the La Paz Communal Bank; she lives in the Quinta Chica area where most of the people breed animals. Most of the population emigrates to the city or abroad to find work so that they can improve their household income.

This is Mrs. María’s second loan in the communal bank, she was invited to be a part of it by a friend, and they are a group of hardworking women. Our member works making fast food, work that she has been doing for some 16 years, she works from Monday to Saturday from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. the rest of the time she dedicates to housework.

Mrs. María is 45 years old, is married and has 4 children of 26, 24, 22 and 17 years of age. The first and third of her children are married, her married daughter lives with her and they share in the household expenses and the second son works and is saving up to have his Computer Science degree, her youngest son is attending high school in the city. Her husband works as a private employee. They don’t own their home and live in a house that a relative loaned them.

The money from the loan will be used to buy potatoes, tarinas (middle-sized plate for meat), bread, etc. to make her fast food.

María’s goal is to buy a car.

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La Señora María A. es socia del banco comunal La Paz, vive en la parroquia de Quinta Chica en donde su población se dedica a la cría de animales, mucha de su población emigra a la ciudad o al exterior en busca de un trabajo que les ayude a mejorar la economía de sus hogares.

Doña María se encuentra en su segundo crédito en la banca comunal, fue invitada por una amiga a formar parte de este gran grupo de mujeres luchadoras. Nuestra socia se dedica a la elaboración y venta de comida rápida, actividad que la viene realizando hace 16 años, trabaja de lunes a sábado desde las 7 de la noche hasta las 11 de la noche, dedicándose el resto de su tiempo a los quehaceres de su hogar.

La Señora. María tiene 45 años, es casada y tiene 4 hijos de 26, 24, 22 y 17 años de edad, el primero y tercero de sus hijos son casados, su hija casada vive en su casa y comparten gastos, su segundo hijo trabaja y está ahorrando para sacar su titulo de Ingeniero en Sistemas y su ultimo hijo estudia en un colegio de la ciudad. Su esposo trabaja como empleado privado. No tienen casa propia por lo que viven en casa de un familiar que le ha prestado.

El dinero de su crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de papas, tarinas, pan, etc. para elaborar su comida rápida.

Su meta es comprarse un vehículo.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 24
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  • $22,853,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped María Graciela to buy bread, potatoes, meat, tarinas, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 7, 2010
Listed
Nov 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 15, 2011