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Laura María

Update on Laura María

Sra. Laura has been an active member of the Communal Bank “La Merced” for some time. She lives in the parish of Santa Ana in Cuenca, a city that has an architectural mix of the ancient and the modern. From the central parish, one can admire all of the city of Cuenca. The people are friendly and kind.

Sra. Laura is 37 years old, married, and has four children (ages 16, 12, 9, and 6). The two older children are in high school and the two younger children attend an elementary school in their community. Her husband works as a private employee. They own the house in which they live.

Sra. Laura is a very hardworking woman. She has been managing a store for a few years and over time she added a bakery. Through her work, she has been able to improve the financial stability of her household and also help her family get ahead.

The money from this loan will be invested in the purchase of products for her bakery. She will be able to generate good earnings and pay off her loan without difficulty. Her new loan will be invested in the purchase of flour, eggs, and butter for making bread. She will also buy groceries for her store. Laura enjoys the unity, solidarity, and camaraderie that exists among all of the members of her Communal Bank group.

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La Señora Laura es socia activa desde hace algún tiempo del banco comunal La Merced. Vive por la parroquia Santa Ana en Cuenca, su arquitectura es una mezcla de lo antiguo y lo moderno, desde su centro parroquial se puede admirar la ciudad de Cuenca, su gente es amable y gentil.

La Señora Laura tiene 37 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 4 hijos de 16, 12, 9 y 6 años de edad, sus dos primeros hijos estudian en el colegio y sus dos últimos hijos estudian en una escuelita de la comunidad. Su esposo labora como empleado privado, la casa en la que viven es propia.

La Señora. Laura es una mujer muy trabajadora, se dedica a la atención de su tienda la cual tiene desde hace algunos años pero hace poco implemento en su tienda una panadería. Con su trabajo ayuda a mejorar la estabilidad económica de su hogar y así saca adelante a toda su familia.

El dinero de su crédito lo invirtió en la compra de productos para su panadería, de la cual ha obtenido buenas ganancias y a podido pagar su crédito sin dificultad. Su nuevo crédito va ha invertir en la compra de harina, huevos y mantequilla para la elaboración del pan y también víveres para su tienda. La banca comunal le gusta por la unión, solidaridad y compañerismo que existe entre todas las socias del grupo.

Previous Loan Details

Laura has belonged to La Merced communal bank for eight years. She lives in the neighbourhood of the parish of Santa Ana in Cuenca, a place surrounded by mountains that make for some beautiful landscapes. The weather is cold but the people's hearts are warm. The inhabitants work mainly in trade, ... More from Laura María's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 31
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,478,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Laura María to buy flour, eggs, and butter for baking, as well as groceries for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 21, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Laura María. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2012. Learn More