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María Manuela
María is a founding member of Feria Libre Communal Bank. She has been a member for 14 years. She lives in the parish of Cumbe in Cuenca, a place of rugged geography and pretty scenery. The people there still maintain the culture and traditions of their parents, and they work in agriculture, raising animals, and in business.

María, 60, is married and has conceived nine children, eight of whom are married and live on their own. Her single son studies in a school in the town. Her husband works as a day laborer. The house they live in is their own.

María has her own place where she makes a living selling vegetables. She has done this work for five years and she works every day without a fixed schedule. At home she raises guinea pigs, chickens, and pigs. She also works in agriculture; what she harvests is for home consumption as well as to sell.

She's going to invest her new loan in buying vegetables to continue with her business.

Her goal is to continue growing in her business.
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La Señora. María es socia fundadora del banco comunal Feria Libre, es socia desde hace 14 años. Vive por la parroquia de Cumbe en Cuenca, lugar que goza de una accidentada geografía la que le da paisajes hermosos, su gente aun mantienen su cultura y tradiciones de sus padres, se dedican a laborar en la agricultura, crianza de animales y comercio.

Doña María tiene 60 años de edad, es casada y fruto de su unión conyugal ha concebido 9 hijos, 8 de ellos son casados y viven independientes, su hijo soltero estudia en un colegio de la localidad. Su esposo labora como jornalero, la casa en la que viven es propia.

La Señora María tiene un local propio en donde se dedica a la venta de verduras, esta actividad la realiza desde hace 5 años y trabaja de domingo a domingo sin un horario fijo, en su casa se dedica a la cría de cuyes, gallinas y cerdos, también trabaja en la agricultura y lo que cosecha es para el consumo de su casa y también lo vende.

Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de hortalizas para continuar con su negocio.

Su meta es seguir creciendo en su negocio.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 94
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  • $24,193,350
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped María Manuela to buy vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 27, 2012
Listed
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 17, 2013