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María Carmen
María D. is a member of the Corazones de Turi ("Turi Hearts") community bank. She lives in the Corazón de Jesús community in the parish of Turi. The place is admired for being the viewpoint of the city, and its people work in trade, animal husbandry and agriculture.

María is 47 years old and married with four children, aged 26, 23, 13 and 12 years old. Her two eldest children are married and live independently. Her 13 year old daughter helps at home and is distance learning. Her 12 year old son could not start secondary school due to their lack of funds. Her husband works as a builder and with both their effort they have managed to build their own home.

María takes care of the household chores and works in agriculture. She grows vegetables and raises animals such as guinea pigs and chickens, which she sells in the city of Cuenca or in her community.

This is her third loan cycle with the communal bank, and she plans to invest it in the purchase of more chickens to continue her business. Her goal is to have a bigger chicken farm.
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La Señora. María D. es socia del banco comunal Corazones de Turi, vive en la comunidad Corazón de Jesús en la parroquia de Turi, este lugar es admirado por ser el mirador de la ciudad, su gente se dedica al comercio, cría de animales y agricultura.

La Señora. María tiene 47 años, es casada y tiene 4 hijos de 26, 23, 13 y 12 años de edad, sus dos primeros hijos son casados y viven independientes, su hija de 13 años ayuda en la casa y estudia a distancia, su hijo de 12 años por falta de recursos económicos no pudo ingresar al colegio. Su esposo labora como albañil y con el trabajo conyugal han logrado construir su casa propia.

Doña María se ocupa de los quehaceres de su hogar en donde se dedica a la agricultura, ella siembra hortalizas y cría animales como: cuyes y pollos los que vende en la ciudad de Cuenca o en su comunidad.

Se encuentra en el tercer crédito que realiza en el banco comunal y lo va a invertir en la compra de mas pollos para continuar en esta actividad. Su meta es llegar a tener un criadero de pollos más grande.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 38
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  • $23,451,875
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped María Carmen buy chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 9, 2011
Listed
Feb 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 15, 2011