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María Mercedes
María has been a member of the communal bank Vegaspamba for 5 years. She is a woman who seeks her family's well being every day. She lives in a well known area of the Jadan parish in Cuenca, a place surrounded by natural beauty. Its people works in artisanal crafts and they make rope. They also work in farming and raising animals.

María is 51 years old. She is a single mother of 7 children. One son is married and lives on his own. Five of her children work and help her financially, and one of them goes to the local high school. The house where she lives is the fruit of her labors.

María works as a farmer. Her harvest is for household consumption and if any is left over she sells it. She also raises and sells guinea pigs and chickens. She makes rope, since that is a family tradition.

She is going to invest her new loan in buying feed for her animals as well as string to make rope with. Her goal is to have more animals to raise.
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La Señora María se encuentra conformando el banco comunal Vegaspamba hace 5 años, es una señora que busca el día a día el bienestar de su familia. Vive por un sector muy conocido de la parroquia de Jadan en Cuenca, lugar se encuentra rodeado por exuberante naturaleza, su gente se dedica a la artesanía ya que elaboran sogas, también se dedican a la agricultura y crianza de animales.

La Señora María tiene 51 años de edad, es madre soltera de 7 hijos, un hijo es casado y vive independiente, cinco de sus hijos trabajan y le ayudan económicamente, uno de sus hijos estudia en el colegio de la localidad. La casa en la que vive es el fruto de su trabajo.

Doña María se dedica a la agricultura, su cosecha es para el consumo de su hogar y si existe un sobrante lo vende, también cría y vende cuyes y gallinas. Elabora sogas ya que esta actividad es una tradición familiar.

Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de alimento para sus animales y piola para la elaboración de sogas.

Su meta es tener más animales para la crianza.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 17
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  • $22,541,325
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped María Mercedes to buy feed for animals as well as string.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 21, 2012
Listed
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013