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María Esperanza
María is a member of the “Sociedad 12 de Abril” communal bank. She lives around Llacao Parish located in northeast Cuenca. Its name comes from the Quechua word “llacar” which means “releasing corn” and the word “cau” which means “corn about to be separated.” Llacao, then, means the removal of corn at the time of harvesting. Its residents are kind and work making crafts like straw hats, basketry and decorative ceramics.

María is 61 years old and a single mother of 2 children who are married adults now. One of them lives independently and her daughter lives with her and shares household expenses with her; the house she lives in is her property.

María works in a market in her city selling dry grains; she’s been in this business 30 years and works Sunday to Sunday with no fixed schedule. At home, she raises pigs and chickens to sell.

This is the second loan she’s taken with the communal bank and she will use it to buy pigs and pig feed. Her goal is to get ahead and to grow more with her businesses.
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La Señora María es socia del banco comunal Sociedad 12 de Abril, vive por los alrededores de la parroquia Llacao que se encuentra situada al noreste de la ciudad de Cuenca. Su nombre se origina del vocablo quichua “llacar” que significa "el desprendimiento del choclo", y del sustantivo “cau” que significa "choclos a punto de desmembrarse". Llacao significa: desprendimiento de choclos en tiempo de cosecha. Su gente es amable y se dedica a la elaboración de artesanías como: sombreros de paja toquilla, cestería y cerámica decorativa.

Doña María tiene 61 años, es madre soltera de 2 hijos que son mayores de edad y casados, uno vive independiente y su hija vive en su casa con quien comparte los gastos del hogar, la casa en la que vive es de propiedad.

La Señora. María labora en un mercado de la ciudad, en donde se dedica a la venta de granos secos, lleva 30 años en este negocio y labora de domingo a domingo sin ningún horario. En su casa tambien se dedica a la cría y venta de cerdos y pollos.

Este es su segundo crédito que realiza en el banco comunal y lo va a invertir en la compra de cerdos y en su alimento.

Su meta es salir adelante y crecer más en sus negocios.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
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  • $24,187,450
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped María Esperanza to buy pigs and pig feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 28, 2011
Listed
Nov 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 15, 2012