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María Livia
María is a member of the “Despertad” (Awaken) communal bank. She lives in the city of Cuenca, a city that since 1999 has been a cultural heritage of humanity. Its people are very skilled with their hands and the art of jewelry making has a life of its own; cuisine is varied and enchants the palates of visitors. Its residents maintain the culture and traditions of its peoples.

María is 30 years old living in a common law relationship and has had five children who are 13, 9, 7, 2 and 1 years of age. Her oldest son is in secondary school and two of them go to the local elementary school. Her husband manufactures sportswear. They do not own a house, they are renters.

María, like her husband, makes sportswear, an activity they’ve been doing for ten years. Since it’s their own business they work Sunday to Sunday with no fixed schedule.

This is the third loan she’s taken with the communal bank and she will use it to buy raw materials like fabric, thread, buttons, zippers, etc. to continue with her business. Her goal is to have a large workshop with several employees.
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La Señora. María es socia del banco comunal Despertar, vive en la ciudad de Cuenca, ciudad que desde 1999 es patrimonio cultural de la humanidad, su gente es muy hábil con sus manos y el arte de la joyería tiene vida propia, la gastronomía variada cautiva el paladar de sus visitantes, su gente mantiene la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

La Señora. María tiene 30 años, vive en unión libre y ha concebido 5 hijos de 13, 9, 7, 2 y 1 año de edad, su primer hijo estudia en el colegio y dos en una escuelita de la ciudad. Su esposo se dedica a la manufactura y elabora ropa deportiva, no tienen casa propia por lo que viven arrendando.

Doña María al igual que su esposo trabaja en la confección de ropa deportiva, actividad en la que se encuentran hace 10 años, como es negocio propio trabajan de domingo a domingo sin un horario fijo.

Este es su tercer crédito que realiza en la banca comunal y lo va a invertir en la compra de materia prima como telas, hilos, botones, cierres, etc. para continuar con su negocio.

Su meta es tener un taller grande con varios operarios


About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 58
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  • $24,312,500
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped María Livia to buy fabric, thread, buttons, zippers, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Dec 21, 2011
Listed
Dec 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 16, 2012