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María Elvia
María has been part of the San Vicente communal bank ever since it began. She lives in the Victoria del Portete parish in Cuenca. This place has large plains that are apt for raising livestock, and one is able to enjoy the tranquility of nature.

The members are hard-working women who, through their business activities, look out for the well-being of their households from day to day. They still maintain the culture and traditions of their people.

María, age 32, is married. They have four children, ages 16, 14, 13, and 12. Her first three children attend high school. Her last daughter goes to a local school. Her husband works as a bricklayer. The house that they live in is their own.

María has been embroidering for ten years. She works Mondays through Fridays without a fixed schedule. She also raises cattle, chickens, and guinea pigs. She sows her land, and what she harvests is for her household’s consumption.

She will use her new loan to buy manure in order to improve her pastures. She will also buy fabric in order to continue with her business activity, embroidery.

Her goal is to improve her house.
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La Señora María forma parte del banco comunal San Vicente desde que se ha iniciado este grupo. Vive por la parroquia Victoria del Portete en Cuenca, este lugar goza de grandes llanuras que son propicias para la crianza de ganado y se puede disfrutar de la tranquilidad de la naturaleza. Las socias son mujeres luchadoras que día a día con sus actividades buscan el bienestar de sus hogares, aun mantienen la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

Doña María tiene 32 años, es casada y fruto de su unión conyugal ha concebido 4 hijos de 16, 14, 13 y 12 años de edad, sus tres primeros hijos estudian en el colegio y su última hija estudia en una escuelita de la localidad. Su esposo labora como albañil, la casa en la que viven es de propia.

La Señora María se dedica al bordado desde hace 10 años y trabaja de lunes a viernes sin un horario fijo, también cría ganado, gallinas y cuyes, cultiva su terreno y lo que cosecha es para el consumo de su hogar.

Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de abono para mejorar sus potreros y también en tela para continuar con su actividad del bordado.

Su mesta es mejorar su casa.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 31
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  • $23,087,325
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped María Elvia to buy fabric and manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 14, 2013
Listed
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 21, 2013