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María Beljica
Señora María is a member of the communal bank Mujeres con Decisión (Decisive Women). She lives in the middle of the city of Cuenca, a city which is surrounded by 4 rivers, giving it the name of Santa Ana of the Four Rivers. Cuenca has many natural and cultural riches; its people are friendly and warm-hearted. They maintain the culture and traditions of their people.

María is 34 years old. She’s a single mother of 3 children who are 4 and 2 years old, and one baby who is 4 months. She does not have her own home, so she rents.

Doña María makes embroidery, an activity which she learned while working since she was 15 years old. She works in her home from Monday to Saturday, but only upon request.

This is her fourth loan from the communal bank, and she will be investing it in the purchase of fabrics, threads, needles, etc.

Her goal is to expand her workshop in order to hire workers and have a place to sell her products.
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La Señora. María es socia del banco comunal Mujeres con Decisión, vive en el centro de la ciudad de Cuenca, ciudad que se encuentra bañada por 4 ríos dándole el nombre de Santa Ana de los 4 ríos, cuenta con una gran riqueza natural y cultural, su gente es amable, de un corazón cálido, mantienen la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

La Señora. María tiene 34 años, es madre soltera de 3 hijos de 4, 2 años de edad y un bebé de 4 meses. No tiene casa propia por lo que vive arrendando.

Doña María realiza bordados, actividad que aprendió trabajando desde que tenía 15 años de edad, trabaja en su casa de lunes a sábados pero solo bajo pedido.

Se encuentra en su cuarto crédito que realiza en el banco comunal y lo va a invertir en la compra de telas, hilos, ajugas, etc.

Su meta es agrandar su taller para tener operarios y tener un local para vender su producto.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
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  • $23,522,675
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped María Beljica to purchase fabrics, threads, needles, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 11, 2011
Listed
Oct 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012