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María Lourdes
Maria is a member who has been receiving loans through her communal bank for 3 years. She has belonged to other communal banks where she has formed grand friendships and now, she is associated with Las Gaviotas (The Seagulls) communal bank. She lives on the outskirts of Banos (Baths) parish, some 8 kilometers west of Cuenca, or 15 minutes from the city's historical center. The curative properties of the thermal springs that emerge from the adjacent mountains have allowed Banos to prosper as a tourist center. Its also known for its gastronomy and its various places to enjoy nature. the local people are kind and warm hearted, and they maintain the culture and traditions of their towns.

Maria is 47 years old and single with no children. She lives with her mother whom she cares for due to advanced age. The house they live in belongs to her mother.

Maria works daily selling grains, vegetables, and garden produce in the streets. She lacks a stall of her own where she could sell her products. Maria has done this for some 20 years.

Her new loan will be invested in purchasing vegetables and garden produce to continue her business.

Maria's goal is to have her own stall where she can sell her products in a better manner.
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La Señora. María es una socia que realiza hace 3 años créditos en la banca comunal, ha estado en algunos bancos comunales en donde ha formado grandes amistades y ahora se socia del banco comunal Las Gaviotas, vive por los alrededores de la parroquia de Baños que se encuentra a ocho kilómetros al oeste de Cuenca, a 15 minutos del centro histórico de la ciudad. Las propiedades curativas de las vertientes termales que salen desde las montañas adyacentes hicieron de Baños un próspero centro turístico, además de su gastronomía y sus varios lugares para disfrutar de la naturaleza, su gente es amable, de un corazón cálido y aun mantienen la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

La Señora María tiene 47 años de edad, es una mujer soltera no tiene hijos, vive con su madre a quien cuida ya que tiene una avanzada edad, la casa en la que vive es de su mamá.
Doña María labora a diario en la venta ambulante de granos, verduras y hortalizas ya que no tiene un puesto propio para vender sus productos, esta actividad la realiza hace 20 años.

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

Su meta es tener un puesto propio y así vender de mejor manera su producto.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 57
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  • $24,312,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped María Lourdes to buy vegetables and garden produce to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 17, 2012
Listed
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013