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María Margarita
María is a member of the 'Las Caleras' community bank. She lives in Camino al Tejar, in the city of Cuenca. This city is the third most important city in the country. It was named a World Heritage Site in 1999 owing to the beauty of its architecture.

María is 40 years old, married, and has six children from her marriage who are 21, 19, 18, 15, 12 and 10 years old. Her two eldest children work and help out financially. Her third child [a daughter] is married and lives independently. Her fourth child [a daughter] stays at home and helps her with the housework, and the two youngest children attend school in the city. Her husband sells 'granizados' (snowcones). They own the house in which they live. They acquired it as a result of their hard work.

María sells all kinds of cooked grains. She cooks them very early in the morning and sells them on market days.

This is María's fourth loan through her community bank and she will invest it in buying grains so that she can continue in her business.

Her goal is to grow her business.
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La Señora. María es socia del banco comunal Las Caleras, vive por el sector camino al Tejar en la ciudad de Cuenca, esta ciudad es la tercera ciudad más importante del país, desde 1999 es patrimonio cultural de la humanidad y fue nombrada así por la belleza de su arquitectura.

Doña María tiene 40 años, es casada y fruto de esa unión ha concebido 6 hijos de 21, 19, 18, 15, 12, 10 años de edad, sus dos primeros hijos trabajan y le ayudan económicamente, su tercera hija es casada e independiente, su cuarta hija pasa en casa y le ayuda en los quehaceres del hogar y sus dos últimos hijos estudian en una escuelita de la ciudad. Su esposo se dedica a la venta de granizados, la casa en la que habitan es de su propiedad siendo el esfuerzo del trabajo conyugal.

La Señora. María se dedica a la venta de todo tipo de granos cocinados, que los cocina muy temprano en la mañana y los vende en los días de ferias.

Este es su cuarto crédito que realiza en el banco comunal y lo va a invertir en la compra de granos para continuar con su negocio.

Su meta es crecer en su negocio.



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

A loan of $400 helped María Margarita to buy grains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 31, 2011
Listed
Sep 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 15, 2012