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María Inés
María is a member of the Vegaspamba community bank. She lives in Vegaspamba district, in the city of Cuenca. This is a place of abundant vegetation and beautiful scenery. The locals raise animals, make handicrafts and farm. They are noted for being very hard-working.

María is 60 years old. She is married and has nine adult children. Eight of her children are married and live independently. One of her daughters is a single mother and lives at home with María's two grandchildren. They share household expenses. María's husband works in agriculture. They do not own their own home but rent instead.

María takes care of her housework and, as she is at home, she raises cattle, pigs, guinea pigs and hens. In addition she sows vegetables, some of which she sells and some of which her household consumes. She has also been making rope for 20 years. She learned the trade from her mom.

María is a founding member of her community bank. She will invest her new loan in buying feed for her animals and seeds for her vegetable gardens.

María's dream is to own her own home.
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La Señora. María es socia del banco comunal Vegaspamba, viven por el sector que lleva el mismo nombre en la ciudad de Cuenca, lugar que tiene exuberante vegetación y hermosos paisajes, su gente se dedica a la cría de animales, a las artesanías y a la agricultura, se caracterizan por ser muy trabajadoras.

Doña María tiene 60 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 9 hijos todos son mayores de edad, ocho de ellos son casados y viven independientes, una de sus hijas es madre soltera y es quien vive en su casa con dos nietos y comparten los gastos del hogar. Su esposo labora en la agricultura, no tienen casa propia por lo que vive arrendando.

La Señora. María se dedica a los quehaceres de su hogar y como pasa en casa cría ganado, cerdos, cuyes y gallinas. También siembra hortalizas para la venta y para el consumo de su hogar. Elabora sogas hace 20 años, aprendió este oficio de su mamá.

Es socia fundadora del banco comunal, su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de alimento para sus animales y semillas para sus huertos.

Su sueño es tener su casa propia.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 11
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  • $22,544,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped María Inés to buy animal feed and seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 20, 2012
Listed
Feb 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 15, 2012