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María Catalina
María is a member of the communal bank, Las Flores, and has been an active member for the past three years. She lives in the Totoracocha sector of the city of Cuenca, whose culture and traditions are very deeply entrenched in the daily life of its people. The typical cuisine of the region captivates the palates of natives and visitors.

María is a very hardworking woman. She is forty years old, married, and has a seven-year old daughter with her husband. Her daughter goes to a little school in the neighborhood. Her husband works in an auto body shop. They don't have a home of their own and so live in a rented one.

She is an enterprising woman and has started a paint sales store with her sister. They have had the business for five years now and they work Monday to Saturday from 8:00 in the morning until 7:00 at night.

She will use the loan to buy paints to grow her business further.

Her dream is to have her own home.
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La Señora María forma parte del banco comunal Las Flores, es una socia activa desde hace 3 años. Vive por el sector de Totoracocha en la ciudad de Cuenca, ciudad que tiene su cultura y su tradición muy bien arraigadas en su cotidianidad de su gente, la gastronomía típica cautiva el paladar de propios y extraños.

Doña María es una mujer muy trabajadora, tiene 40 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido una hija de 7 años de edad y está estudiando en una escuelita de la localidad. Su esposo labora en un taller de latonería (arreglo de latas de vehículos), no tiene casa propia por lo que vive arrendando.

Ella es una mujer emprendedora por lo que conjuntamente con su hermana han puesto un local de venta de pinturas, negocio el cual tienen hace 5 años y laboran de lunes a sábados desde las 8 de la mañana hasta las 7 de la noche.

Su crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de pinturas para crecer más en su negocio.

Su sueño es tener su casa propia.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,295,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped María Catalina to buy paints.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 26, 2012
Listed
Sep 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 15, 2013