Total loan: $675

María Mercedes

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador / Agriculture

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María Mercedes's story

Maria is a member of the communal bank Yanaturo. She lives in the community of Yanaturo in the city of Cuenca, a place where the people work in agriculture, raise animals, and also work in the city in a variety of occupations. The people of this place are friendly, courteous and hardworking, and they work each day in order to get ahead. Maria is 37 years old, married, and has 4 children who were born into the marriage. Her children are 19, 18, 17 and 12, and they are all in school in the city. Her husband is outside the country; he has migrated in order to seek better work opportunities to provide for his family. The family lives in their own home. Maria devotes her time to caring for her children and she also has a business at her house raising animals to sell such as guinea pigs and hens. She is taking her 3rd loan through her communal bank, which she will invest in the purchase of pigs to raise. Her goal is to have a greater variety of animals to raise.