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Rosa Elena
Señora Rosa Z. is a member of the San José communal bank. She lives in the community of Ingapirca, which belongs to the parish of Santa Ana. This parish is located some 18km from the city of Cuenca, and boasts the Mama Tepal hill, which is a beautiful natural viewpoint from where tourists can see the city of Cuenca and part of the city of Azogues. Señora Rosa's main economic activity is agriculture and raising animals, with most of the produce used to sustain her family.

Señora Rosa, age 36, is married and has 5 children, aged 18, 15, 13, 10, and 7 years old. Her eldest daughter is employed as a domestic servant, and helps out with the household expenses; she is also studying dressmaking. Her second child, a son, also works and helps with expenses, and is also studying at secondary school some distance away. Her two younger sons attend a local school, and her husband works in construction, being a master builder. Alongside his work, he has also succeeded in building their own house.

Señora Rosa has been emloyed as a domestic servant for the past 6 months. She works from 8am until 4pm, just 2 days a week. The rest of her time she dedicates to looking after her children. She makes the most of the time she spends at home by raising chickens and guinea-pigs, both for sale and for the family's own consumption.

This is her second loan through the communal bank. She was invited to join by a friend. this new loan will be invested in the purchase of more chickens to raise. Her goal is to buy a milk cow.
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La Señora Rosa Z. es socia del banco comunal San José, vive en la comunidad de Ingapirca que pertenece a la parroquia de Santa Ana, esta parroquia se encuentra a 18 km. de la ciudad de Cuenca, su principal actividad económica es la agricultura y cría de animales que en su mayoría es para su propio abastecimiento, tiene como atractivo turístico el cerro Mama Tepal el cual es un mirador natural y se puede observar la ciudad de Cuenca y parte de la ciudad de Azogues.

Doña Rosa tiene de 36 años, es casada y tiene 5 hijos de 18, 15, 13, 10, 7 años de edad, su primera hija trabaja como empleada domestica y ayuda en la economía del hogar, también estudia corte y confección, su segundo hijo trabaja y ayuda económicamente en casa y también estudia en un colegio a distancia, sus dos últimos hijos estudian en una escuela del sector, su esposo labora en la área de la construcción siendo maestro albañil, con el trabajo en conjunto han logrado construir su casa propia.

La Señora. Rosa hace apenas seis meses está trabajando como empleada domestica, labora de 8 de la mañana hasta las 4 de la tarde y solo dos días a la semana, el resto de su tiempo se dedica al cuidado de sus hijos y como pasa en casa aprovecha para dedicarse a la cría de pollos y cuyes, los que son para la venta y también para su consumo.

Es el segundo crédito que realiza en el banco comunal y fue invitada por una amiga, su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de más pollos para criar. Su meta es comprarse una vaca lechera.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Rosa Elena to buy chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 17, 2010
Listed
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011