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María Livia
María C. is a member of the 'Prosperidad' community bank. She lives in the Feria Libre sector of the city of Cuenca. This city is known for its architectural beauty and its people who maintain its culture and traditions. The people are also very kind and friendly.

María is 29 years old. She lives with her partner and has 5 children aged 12, 8, 7, 1 and 2 months. Her eldest three children study in a school in the city. Her husband makes sports clothes. They don't have their own home but rent instead.

María works together with her husband making sports clothes. She has been in this business for eight years. Her husband taught her the trade and they have their own small workshop. They work there from 6.00am to 7.00pm. They don't rest a single day but work from Sunday to Sunday.

This is María's first loan and she was invited to join her community bank by a friend who was already a member. She will invest her loan in buying raw material such as fabric, thread, etc. Her goal is to have a bigger workshop.
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La Señora. María C. es socia del banco comunal Prosperidad, vive por el sector de la Feria Libre en la Ciudad de Cuenca, esta ciudad es reconocida por su belleza arquitectónica, su gente mantiene su cultura y tradiciones la misma que es muy amable y cordial.

La Señora. María tiene 29 años, vive en unión libre y tiene 5 hijos de 12, 8, 7, 1 años y su ultimo hijo de 2 meses, sus tres primeros hijos estudian en una escuela de la ciudad. Su esposo se dedica a la confección de ropa deportiva, no tienen casa propia por lo que viven arrendando.

Doña María trabaja junto a su esposo confeccionando la ropa deportiva, esta actividad la realiza desde hace 8 años, su esposo le ha enseñado este oficio y tienen un pequeño taller que es de su propiedad, laboran desde las 6 de la mañana hasta las 7 de la noche y no descansan un solo día ya que trabajan de domingo a domingo.

Este es su primer crédito y fue invitada por una compañera que es socia del banco comunal, su crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de materia prima como telas, hilos, etc. Su meta es tener un taller más grande.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 39
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  • $23,142,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped María Livia to buy fabric, buttons, thread, zippers, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 13, 2010
Listed
Jan 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011