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María Purificacion
María has been a member of the communal bank, 14 de Agosto, for five years. During which time, she has formed good friendships with her neighbors and fellow members. She lives near the parish Zhidmad, located in Cuenca. The surrounding mountains form breathtaking landscapes in this area. Residents mainly work raising animals, farming, or traveling to the city to work.

María is 47 years old. She is married and has three children ages 22, 19, and 18. Her oldest daughter is married and lives independently. María's second daughter helps her with the work at home, while her youngest studies in a local high school. María's husband works as a mechanic and has his own repair shop.

María makes a living working the land by her house as well as taking care of the household chores. She is a very hardworking and enterprising woman. María's crops feed her family and also are sold in her community. She raises guinea pigs, chickens, and cattle, from which she sells milk.

She will invest this loan to buy fertilizer and the seeds of herbs to improve her gardens and pastures, as well as feed for her animals.

Her dream is to open a store from her house.
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La Señora María forma parte del banco comunal 14 de Agosto desde hace 5 años, en todo este tiempo se ha fortalecido los lasos de amistad con todas sus vecinas y amigas del sector. Vive por la parroquia de Zhidmad en Cuenca, lugar que se encuentra rodeado de montañas que nos regala hermosos paisajes, su gente se dedica a la crianza de animales, agricultura y varios salen a la ciudad a laborar en diferentes actividades.

La Señora María tiene 47 años de edad, es casada y fruto de unión conyugal ha concebido 3 hijos de 22, 19 y 18 años, su primera hija es casada y vive independiente, su segunda hija le ayuda en los quehaceres de su hogar y su tercer hijo se encuentra estudiando en un colegio de la localidad. Su esposo es de profesión mecánico y tiene un taller.

Doña María se dedica a los quehaceres de su hogar pero es una mujer luchadora y emprendedora que trabaja en el campo, sus cosechas las vende en la comunidad o son para el consumo de su hogar, cría cuyes, pollos y ganado del cual comercializa la leche.

Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de abono y semillas de hierba para el mejoramiento de sus huertos y sus potreros, también va a comprar alimento para sus animales.

Su sueño es tener un negocio en su casa como una tienda.

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

A loan of $775 helped María Purificacion to buy fertilizer, seeds of herbs, and animal feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 31, 2013
Listed
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013