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María Carmen
María is a member of the Las Toquilleras Communal Bank. The members live in the Sigsig canton. This canton is frequently visited for it beautiful scenery and its landscape. Most of its inhabitants make panama hats. They also work in agriculture and raise animals. They are very amiable people who are very hospitable.

María, age, 59 is married and has three children. They children are 26, 18, and 14 years old. Her first daughter is married and independent. The last two daughters go to high school in the area. Her husband works in agriculture and as a bricklayer in construction. Through their joint efforts they have managed to build their own house.

María has raised chickens, guinea pigs, and pigs since she was a young girl. She sells them in the Gualaceo canton. She also makes panama hats, which she learned how to do when she was very young. She also sells all types of clothes.

This is her second loan in her communal bank. She will use it to buy pants, t-shirts, blouses, and children’s clothes in order to stock her business.

Her goal is to have a store to sell clothes.
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La Señora. María es socia del banco comunal Las Toquilleras, viven por el cantón Sigsig, este cantón es muy visitado por la belleza de sus paisajes y por su naturaleza, la mayoría de su gente se dedica a fabricar sombreros de paja toquilla, también trabajan en la agricultura y cría de animales, son personas muy amables y con una gran hospitalidad.

La Señora María tiene 50 años, es casada y fruto de su unión conyugal ha concebido 3 hijos de 26, 18 y 14 años de edad, su primera hija es casada e independiente, sus dos últimas hijas estudian en un colegio del lugar. Su esposo labora en la agricultura y en el área de la construcción como albañil, con el trabajo conyugal han logrado construir su casa propia.

Doña María se dedica desde muy joven a la cría de gallinas, cuyes y cerdos a los que los vende en el cantón de Gualaceo. También se dedica a tejer sombreros de paja toquilla ya que esta actividad aprendió desde muy joven y en su casa también vende todo tipo de ropa.

Este es su segundo crédito que realiza en el banco comunal y lo va a invertir en la comprar de pantalones, camisetas, blusas y ropa de niños para surtir su negocio.

Su meta es tener un almacén para vender la ropa.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped María Carmen to buy pants, t-shirts, blouses, and children’s clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 23, 2011
Listed
Jul 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 15, 2011