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María Nieves

Update on María Nieves

María is a member of the “Nuevos Horizontes” (New Horizons) communal bank. She lives in downtown Cuenca, a city noted for the beauty of its historic city center which blends the colonial with the modern and which led to it’s being designated a Cultural Heritage of Humanity in December, 1999. Its varied cuisine enchants the palates of locals and foreigners alike and its residents are kind, polite, warmhearted people.

María is 48-years-old, divorced and the mother of seven children. Four of them are already married and live on their own, one of her sons works and helps her economically, one son attends secondary school and her youngest attends a little school in the city. The house she lives in is hers.

María has gastritis so she’s in constant treatment but all the other members of her family enjoy very good health.

Our member works raising animals and in agriculture, an activity she’s been doing since she was very young following her parents’ example and now it the source of income to cover her household expenses.

She used the money from her previous loan to buy manure but her harvest was damaged by the winter and she fell behind a little with her payments but she’s now repaid it totally. She will use her new loan to buy pigs, guinea-pigs, seeds and manure for her crops.

She likes the communal bank because they are a united, mutually supportive group that support each other in order to get ahead. Her goal is to continue growing in her business.
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La Señora. María es socia del banco comunal Nuevos Horizontes, vive por el centro de la ciudad de Cuenca, esta ciudad se caracteriza por la belleza de su centro Histórico que es una mezcla entre lo colonial y lo moderno, lo que le dio el nombre de Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad en Diciembre de 1999, su variedad en la gastronomía cautiva el paladar de propios y extraños, su gente es amable, gentil y de un corazón cálido.

La Señora María tiene 48 años, es divorciada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 7 hijos, cuatro de ellos son casados y viven independientes, uno de sus hijos trabaja y le ayuda economícamente, un hijo estudia en el colegio y su ultimo hijo estudia en una escuelita de la ciudad. La casa en la que vive es de su propiedad.

Doña María sufre de gastritis por lo que pasa en un constante tratamiento pero todos los miembros de su familia están gozando de muy buena salud.

Nuestra socia se dedica a la cría de animales y a la agricultura esta actividad la desempeña desde que era muy joven siguiendo el ejemplo de sus padres y ahora le permite solventar los gastos de su hogar.

El dinero de su crédito anterior lo invirtió comprando abono pero debido al invierno se le daño su cosecha por lo que se atraso un poco en el pago de sus cuotas pero ya realizo la cancelación total. Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de cerdos, cuyes, semillas y abono para sus cultivos. La banca comunal le gusta porque son un grupo unido y solidario quienes se apoyan mutuamente para salir adelante.

Su meta es continuar creciendo en su negocio.

Previous Loan Details

María’s a member of the “Nuevos Horizontes” (New Horizons) communal bank. She lives in Sayausi Parish in the city of Cuenca. This city is characterized by the four rivers that bathe it and since December, 1999 has been a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity. Its residents maintain the culture and tr... More from María Nieves's previous loan »

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 57
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,742,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped María Nieves to buy pigs, guinea-pigs, seeds and manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2012
Jun 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for María Nieves. It was first posted on Kiva on Dec, 2011. Learn More