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María Teresa
María B. is a member of the communal bank Mujeres Floreciendo [Women Blooming]. She lives in the community of Patamarca in the city of Cuenca. This city is reknowned for its natural and cultural beauty. Its gastronomical variety captivates the palates of both locals and strangers.

María is 41 years old, married, and has four children aged 23, 22, 18, and 16. Her eldest daughter works independently to cover her expenses, her eldest son is married and lives independently, her younger son studies at university, and her youngest daughter is studying in a high school in the city. Her husband works in construction as a mason, and together they built their own home.

María works in agriculture, planting vegetables which she sells in her own community. She also raises animals like pigs, guinea pigs and hens.

This is her first loan. She was invited to the communal bank by her sister. She is going to invest in the purchase of chickens. Her goal is to have a larger chicken hatchery.
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La Señora María B. es socia del banco comunal Mujeres Floreciendo, vive por la comunidad de Patamarca en la ciudad de Cuenca, esta ciudad es reconocida por la belleza natural y cultural, su variedad en la gastronomía cautiva los paladares de propios y extraños.

La Señora. María tiene 41 años, es casada, y tiene 4 hijos de 23, 22, 18 y 16 años de edad, su primera hija trabaja solo para sus gastos, su segundo hijo es casado y vive independiente, su tercer hijo estudia en la universidad y su ultima hija esta estudiando en un colegio de la ciudad. Su esposo labora en la construcción como albañil, con el trabajo conyugal han logrado construir su casa propia.

Doña María se dedica a la agricultura, siembra verduras y hortalizas a las que vende en su propia comunidad, también cría animales como: cerdos, cuyes y gallinas.

Se encuentra con su primer cerdito y fue invitada al banco comunal por su hermana, el dinero de su crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de pollos. Su meta es tener un criadero de pollos más grande.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 58
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  • $23,551,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped María Teresa purchase chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 12, 2011
Listed
Jan 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011