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Nila María
Nila is requesting her second loan with the communal bank La Paz. She lives in the city of Cuenca which receives many tourists to its historical center, designated in December 1999 as Culture Heritage site. Its four rivers, culture, tradition and gastronomy captivate both locals and visitors.

Nila, 48, is married and has seven children, three of whom are married. Three work and help her out economically and her youngest son is eight and goes to the city school. Her husband is a potter and they live in their own home.

Nilas works with her husband and they make clay crafts such as pots, spoons, baskets, etc. They have been in business for 25 years and it was her husband who taught her the craft, which is now a family business. They work Sunday through Sunday with no fixed schedule. She also raises chickens and guinea pigs at home.

She plans to use the new loan to buy clay and paints. Her goal is to expand the business and begin exporting their crafts.
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La Señora Nila se encuentra en su segundo crédito en el banco comunal La Paz, vive por la ciudad de Cuenca que es muy visitada por su centro histórico el cual le dio el nombre de Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad en Diciembre de 1999, se encuentra bañada por 4 ríos, su cultura, sus tradiciones y su gastronomía cautivan a propios y extraños.

Doña Nila tiene 48 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 7 hijos, tres de sus hijos son casados, tres trabajan y le ayudan económicamente, su último hijo de 8 años estudia en una escuelita de la ciudad. Su esposo se dedica a la alfarería, la casa en la que viven es propia.

La Señora. Nila trabaja con su esposo, ellos elaboran artesanías en arcilla como ollas, cucharas, tiestos y mas, tienen este negocio desde hace 25 años y fue su esposo quien le enseño este arte y ahora es un negocio familiar, trabajan de domingo a domingo sin un horario fijo. En su casa también se dedica a la cría de pollos y cuyes.

Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de arcilla y pinturas.

Su meta es agrandar su negocio y poder exportar sus artesanías.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 41
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  • $23,096,425
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Nila María to buy clay and paints.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 20, 2013
Listed
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013