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Rosa Edelmira De Jesús
Rosa is a member of “Las Toquilleras” (The Knitters) communal bank and lives in Sigsig canton, located southeast of Cuenca city. It has tourist attractions such as the Municipal Archeological Museum, artisan products woven from the local reeds, and excellent agricultural production and fruits, leading growers to hold annual festivals and competitions to select the best plantations and producers, especially of apples.

Rosa is 65 years old, married, and the union has conceived 9 children, all of whom are now adults. Eight are married and living independently. Her single daughter studies at a little school in the locality. Rosa's husband is dedicated to agriculture. They own their own home.

Rosa makes hats from the local reeds, an activity she has done since a very young age. She learned the trade from her parents. Rosa also raises guinea pigs, hens and pigs, and sells them when the economic need arises.

Rosa is in her 3rd loan cycle through her communal bank, and she will use the loan to buy guinea pigs, hens, and feed for her animals.

Rosa's goal is to have a larger breeding place for her animals.
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La Señora. Rosa es socia del banco comunal Las Toquilleras, vive en el cantón Sigsig en que está ubicado al Suroeste de la ciudad de Cuenca, tiene atractivos turísticos como su Museo Arqueológico Municipal, productos artesanales de paja toquilla, producción agrícola y frutícola de excelencia la cual ha llevado a sus productores a realizar anualmente festivales y concursos para designar a las mejores plantaciones y producción de manzana especialmente.

Doña Rosa tiene 65 años, es casada en su unión conyugal ha concebido 9 hijos quienes son mayores de edad, 8 de ellos son casados y viven independientes, su hija soltera estudia en una escuelita de la localidad. Su esposo se dedica a la agricultura, la casa en la que vive es de su propiedad.

La Señora. Rosa se dedica a la elaboración de sombreros de paja toquilla, actividad que la realiza desde una muy corta edad ya que el oficio aprendió de sus padres, también se dedica a la cría y venta de cuyes, gallinas y cerdos que vende cuando tiene alguna necesidad económica.

Se encuentra en su tercer crédito que realiza en el banco comunal y lo va a invertir en la compra de cuyes, gallinas y alimento para los mismos.

Su meta es tener un criadero más grande de animales.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 45
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  • $24,295,300
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Rosa Edelmira De Jesús buy guinea pigs and hens to raise, plus feed for her animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 18, 2011
Listed
Dec 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 15, 2012