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Blanca Justina
The Responsible Ladies Communal Bank is comprised of a group of capable and strong-willed women who make supporting their families a high priority. Despite the obstacles that surface on a daily basis, they have been able to form an excellent working team that looks out for the welfare of its members. The Communal Bank is located in the city of Cuenca, which lies in a mountainous region of southern Ecuador.


Sra. Blanca I. is a member of the Responsible Ladies Communal Bank. She lives in the neighborhood of Visorey in central Cuenca. She is 63 years old, married, and the mother of 6 children ranging in age from 28 to 44. All of her children are grown and live independently. Blanca and her husband are raising a grandson who was abandoned at birth. Her husband is 67 years old and has been working at his carpentry workshop for 20 years. This business has provided for their daily needs and enabled them to build a house, although it is still unfinished.


Blanca assists her husband in his workshop and also performs the household chores. Since she suffers from high blood pressure and kidney disease, she is not able to overextend herself and lead a normal life. She is also concerned about her business because orders have declined significantly because customers are finding alternatives to wood that are less expensive.


For six years, Blanca has been working with her Communal Bank. She invested her loans into her business and her home. With this new loan from Fundación ESPOIR, she will buy wood for making beds, cupboards, and other pieces so that she will have inventory for her business.


Blanca’s biggest dream is to continue and grow her business since this is her family’s livelihood.

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El Banco Comunal Damas responsables está conformado por un grupo de mujeres capaces y luchadoras que tienen como prioridad sacar adelante a su familia a pesar de los obstáculos que día a día deben surfear, además han formado un excelente ambiente y equipo de trabajo velando siempre el bienestar de todas sus integrantes, este banco está ubicado en la ciudad de Cuenca al sur del país en la región sierra centro.

La señora Blanca I. es socia del banco comunal Damas Responsables, vive en la comunidad de Visorey en la ciudad de Cuenca, tiene 63 años de edad, se encuentra casada y es madre de seis hijos de 44, 42, 40, 38, 36, 28 años, todos sus hijos son casados y viven independientemente, solo vive con su esposo y un nieto que quedó huérfano al nacer, su esposo tiene 67 y trabaja en su carpintería desde hace veinte años que es el sustento diario, fruto de su trabajo conyugal lograron construir su casa propia que aun les falta por terminar.

Blanca trabaja en la carpintería con su esposo y también realiza las actividades del hogar, debido a sus enfermedades de presión alta e infección renal no puede hacer mucho esfuerzo por lo que no puede llevar una vida normal y solo pasa ratos en su negocio nos manifiesta que se encuentra preocupada porque el trabajo ha decaído mucho porque existen otras alternativas de la madera y más barato.

Lleva seis años trabajando en su bankito y los créditos obtenidos ha invertido en su negocio y en su hogar, con el nuevo préstamo que la FUNDACION ESPOIR le entregue va a comprar madera para elaborar camas, armarios, etc. para tener abastecido su negocio.

Su mayor sueño es continuar con su negocio, ir incrementándolo ya que es el sustento de su familia.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 80
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,931,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Blanca Justina purchase wood for making furniture pieces.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 14, 2009
Listed
Nov 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 15, 2010