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María Rosa
María is a member of the “Mujer y Fortaleza” (Women and Strength) Communal Bank. She lives in the outskirts of the Turi parish. This parish is visited a lot because it is the balcony of the city where you are able to admire a large part of Cuenca. Its people devote themselves to commerce, raising animals, and farming. They also work in the city in different business activities.

María, age 50, is married and has nine children. Six are married and independent. Her three single sons are 18, 15, and 12. Her daughter, age 18, attends the university. Her last two children go to a school in the city. Her husband is a farmer. The house they live in is their own.

María devotes herself to embroidery, and she has been doing this for 12 years. She works in her house every day without a fixed schedule. She learned this work thanks to courses that were given in her community.

She is a founding member of her communal bank. She will use the loan to buy fabric and thread in order to continue with her embroidery business.

Her goal is to expand her business a lot.
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La Señora. María eso socia del banco comunal Mujer y Fortaleza, vive por los alrededores de la parroquia de Turi, esta parroquia es muy visita por ser el balcón de la ciudad de donde se puede admirar gran parte de Cuenca, su gente se dedica al comercio, cría de animales y a la agricultura, también laboran en la ciudad en diferentes actividades.

La Señora. María tiene 50 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 9 hijos, 6 son casados e independiente, sus tres hijos solteros son de 18, 15 y 12 años de edad, su hija de 18 años estudia en la universidad y sus dos últimos hijos están estudiando en un colegio de la ciudad. Su esposo labora en la agricultura, la casa en la que habitan es de su propiedad.

Doña María se dedica al bordado, esta actividad la desempeña hace 12 años, trabaja en su casa todos los días y sin un horario fijo, este trabajo lo aprendió gracias a cursos que les dieron en su comunidad.

En el banco comunal es socia fundadora, el dinero de su crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de tela, e hilos para continuar con el negocio del bordado.

Su meta es de ampliar mucho más su negocio.

About Ecuador

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped María Rosa to buy fabric and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 19, 2011
Listed
Aug 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 15, 2012