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Mercedes Maria
Mercedes is a member of the “El Aguacate” (Avocado) communal bank. She lives in a beautiful part of Cuenca, a city known as “Santa Ana de los 4 Ríos” [Santa Ana of the Four Rivers]. Since December, 1999, it’s been a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity. It has great natural and cultural riches and its residents maintain the culture and traditions of its peoples.

Mercedes is 64 years old and a widow but she had five children who are all now adults. Four of them are married and live independently and her single son works and helps her economically. The house she lives in is her property.

Mercedes has had a grocery store for ten years. She works there Sunday to Sunday with no fixed work schedule. She also raises barnyard fowl and guinea pigs.

She’s in her fifth loan with the communal bank and will use it to buy stock staple items for the store and to buy pigs to raise. Her goal is to enlarge her store.
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La Señora Mercedes es socia del banco comunal El Aguacate, vive por un hermoso sector de la ciudad de Cuenca, esta ciudad es conocida como la Santa Ana de los 4 Ríos, desde Diciembre de 1999 es Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad, cuenta con una gran riqueza natural y cultural, su gente mantiene la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

La Señora. Mercedes tiene 64 años, es viuda pero en su unión conyugal ha concebido 5 hijos quienes son mayores de edad, cuatro de ellos son casados y viven independientes, su hijo soltero trabaja y le ayuda económicamente. La casa en la que vive es de su propiedad.

Doña Mercedes tiene una tienda de comestibles hace 10 años, trabaja en ella de domingo a domingo sin un horario fijo. También cría aves de corral y cuyes.

Se encuentra en el quinto crédito que realiza en el banco comunal y lo va a invertir en la compra de productos de primera necesidad para su tienda y cerdos para la cría.

Su meta es agrandar su tienda.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 99
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  • $24,153,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Mercedes Maria to buy basic staple items and to buy pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 18, 2012
Listed
Feb 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 15, 2012