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María Auxiliadora
The members of the Los Laureles communal bank meet every two weeks in the beautiful city of Bahía De Caraquez. The city is known for its beaches, for its delicious food, and for the warmth of its people.

This is where María, age 66, lives. She is in a common-law marriage, and she has four grown children. The youngest child attends the university. Her husband is a taxi driver.

Several years ago she studied dressmaking at an educational center in Bahía. As our friend is a very hard-working woman, she has a small dressmaking shop in her house. She does a lot of work for people who seek her out to make their clothes. However, the things she sews the most are women’s clothes.

She also sells Yanbal (beauty products, cosmetics, perfume, and women’s accessories), jugs of water, and gas for domestic use. She works every day at her diverse business activities. She works from dawn until evening. If one of her customers needs something, it does not inconvenience her to go sell it because her business in in her house. She has had the business for 14 years, and it is going very well for her.

This loan is to buy fabric, Yanbal cosmetics, gas, and jugs of water. She has been in her communal bank since it started. She likes it because of the help given through the loans.

Her dream is to have a bigger place and a better business.
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En la hermosa ciudad de Bahía De Caraquez, conocida por sus playas, por su rica gastronomía y por la calidez de su gente, cada quine días se reúnen las socias del Banco Comunal Los Laureles.

En este lugar vive la señora María, tiene 66 años de edad y mantiene una relación de unión libre de la cual ha procreado 4 hijos ya todos son mayores de edad, el menor de ellos estudia en universidad. Su marido es taxista.

Hace varios años estudio corte y confección en un centro de estudios de Bahía y como nuestra amiga es una mujer muy trabajadora tiene un pequeño taller de corte y confección en su casa donde realiza muchos trabajos a las personas que la buscan para que ella les confeccione sus prendas de vestir, pero lo que más cose ropa para damas, también vende productos Yanbal (productos de belleza, cosméticos, perfumería y accesorios de damas), agua en bidón y gas de uso domestico, ella trabaja todos los días en sus diversas actividades desde que amanece el dia hasta la noche ya que si alguno de sus clientes necesita algo no le incomoda ir a vender ya que su negocio está en su casa. Lleva más de 14 años con su negocio y le va muy bien.

Este crédito es para comprar telas, cosméticos Yanbal, gas y agua en bidón. Ella está en el Banco Comunal desde el inicio y le gusta por la ayuda que le brindan los créditos.

Sus sueños son tener un local más grande y un mejor negocio.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 46
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  • $24,295,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped María Auxiliadora to buy fabric, Yanbal cosmetics, gas, and jugs of water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 20, 2012
Listed
Jul 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 15, 2013