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Blanca Elena
Blanca is a very cheerful, active member of the “Futuro para un Bienestar” (Future for Wellbeing) communal bank. She lives in the city of Cuenca’s Totoracocha sector. This city has been a Cultural Heritage of Humanity since December, 1999. It’s architecture is a mixture of colonial and modern; its residents are very warmhearted and they preserve the culture and traditions of their peoples.

Blanca is 47-years-old, separated from her husband but while married had three children who are 27, 25 and 19 years of age. Her three children are married and live independently. she does not own a house; she a renter.

Blanca has been a merchant for 35 years. She sells a great variety of spices like clove, star anise, cinnamon, etc. from place to place throughout the city; she works Monday through Saturday with no fixed schedule.

She’s in her seventh loan with the communal bank and will use it to buy cinnamon, star anise, clove and other spices to continue with her activity. Her goal is to enlarge the business and to have a locale of her own in which to sell her products.
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La Señora. Blanca es una socia alegre y activa del banco comunal Futuro para un Bienestar, vive por el sector de Totoracocha en la ciudad de Cuenca, esta ciudad es desde Diciembre de 1999 Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad, su arquitectura es una mezcla de lo colonial y lo moderno, su gente es muy cálida, mantienen la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

La Señora. Blanca tiene 47 años, es separada de su esposo pero en su unión conyugal ha concebido 3 hijos de 27, 25 y 19 años de edad, sus tres hijos son casados y viven independientes. No tiene casa propia por lo que vive arrendando.

Doña Blanca es comerciante hace 35 años, ella vende de una gran variedad de especias como: clavo de olor, anís estrellado, canela, etc. las mismas que vende recorriendo por toda la ciudad, trabaja de lunes a sábados sin un horario fijo.

Se encuentra en el séptimo crédito que realiza en el banco comunal y lo va a invertir en la compra de canela, anís estrellado, clavos de olor y otras especias para continuar con esta actividad.

Su meta es agrandar su negocio y tener un local propio para vender estos productos.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 98
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  • $23,946,025
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Blanca Elena to buy cinnamon, star anise, cloves and other spices.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 8, 2012
Listed
Nov 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2013