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María Laura

Update on María Laura

María has been a member of "10 de Agosto" communal bank for many years. She lives in the Santa Ana parish of Cuenca; a place which thanks to its geographic location has many places where you can enjoy nature. From the parish centre, you can admire the city of Cuenca. Its people are warm-hearted, friendly and work in different activities which allow them to pay their household costs.

María is 58 years old, married and has 4 children who are all grown up. Three of them are married and live away from home. Her single son works to pay for his personal costs. Her husband is a security guard. They own their own home.

When María is at home, she does the housework but she also works hard looking after her animals in the field, especially her cattle that produce milk. She has been doing this since she was small. She learnt this trade from her parents who left her this work as an inheritance. This work has enabled her to get her family ahead.

She invested her last loan in buying a cow from which she has got good profits, in milk sales. She is going to invest her new loan in buying two better quality cows.
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La Señora. María es socia del banco comunal 10 de Agosto desde hace algunos años. Vive por la parroquia de Santa Ana en Cuenca, lugar que gracias a su geografía accidentada tiene varios lugares para disfrutar de la naturaleza, desde su centro parroquial se puede admirar la ciudad de Cuenca. Su gente tiene un corazón cálido, son amables y trabajan en diferentes actividades que les permiten solventar los gastos de sus hogares.

Doña María tiene 58 años de edad, está casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 4 hijos que ya son mayores de edad, tres de ellos son casados y viven independientes, su hijo soltero trabaja para solventar sus gastos personales. Su esposo presta sus servicios como guardia de seguridad, la casa en la que vive es propia

Doña María pasa en casa dedicada los quehaceres de su hogar, pero trabaja duro en el campo en la crianza de animales, en especial de ganado del vende la leche, esta actividad la realiza desde muy pequeña ya que aprendió el oficio de sus padres quien le dejaron como herencia este trabajo, este trabajo le permitió ayudar a sacar en adelante a toda su familia.

Su crédito anterior lo invirtió en la compra de una vaca de la cual ha obtenido buenas ganancias en la venta de la leche. Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de dos vacas de mejor calidad.

Previous Loan Details

María is one of the founding members of the communal bank 10 de Agosto (August 10th). She lives close to the Santa Ana parish, in an area surrounded by beautiful landscapes. A large part of the city of Cuenca can be observed from the center of the parish. The local people work in agriculture, tr... More from María Laura's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 90
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,583,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,625 helped María Laura to buy two cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for María Laura. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2012. Learn More