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Delfina Dominga
Delfina Marín is an active member of the Nuevo Porvenir (New Future) Community Bank, located in the parish of Cumbe, southwest of the city of Cuenca, Ecuador. This place is known for the fine craftwork that is woven there, and its original name is Cumbipirca, which comes the Quechua words meaning "finely woven." Delfina is a 51-year-old single mother of five children, ages 30, 17, 14, and 12-year-old twins. Her eldest son is married and lives on his own. Her other children are still in school. None of the children know their father, and he also doesn't help them economically, so Delfina is in charge of providing for her family. They do not have their own home and live in a borrowed house where they only pay for basic services (electricity and water). Delfina sells roasted pork Tuesdays and Saturday in Cumbe's central plaza, and Wednesdays and Friday she sells coffee and empanadas at the livestock fair. She has 15 years' experience and tells us things are going well. Delfina says she joined the community bank a year ago, had to withdraw because of situations out of her control, and then returned. She is now in her second loan cycle, and with the loan she is requesting from Kiva partner Fundacion Espoir, she plans to use a portion to purchase pork, flour, lard, oil, etc. to make her meals, and to use the other part for her children's education. Her dream is to buy some land and build a home.
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La señora Delfina Marín es una socia activa del banco comunal Nuevo Porvenir, situado en la parroquia Cumbe al suroeste de la ciudad de Cuenca, este lugar se caracteriza por los finos tejidos que se elaboran ahí, el nombre original de esta localidad es Cumbipirca que proviene del quechua “Cumbi o Chumbi “que significa tejido fino y “ Pirca” pared, nuestra socia tiene 51 años de edad es madre soltera de cinco hijos de 30, 17, 14, 12 años, éstos últimos gemelos, su primer hijo es casado y vive independientemente, sus otros hijos estudian en el colegio Técnico Cumbe, ninguno de sus hijos es reconocido por su padre y tampoco les ayuda económicamente por lo que es ella la encargada del sustento de su familia, no tienen casa propia y viven en una casa prestada donde sólo pagan los servicios básicos de luz y agua.

Delfina vende chancho hornado los martes y sábados en la plaza central de Cumbe y los miércoles y jueves vende café, empanadas y morocho en la feria del ganado, lleva quince años en ésta actividad y nos comenta que le va bien.

Delfina nos comenta que formó parte del banco comunal hace un año y se retiró por situaciones de fuerza mayor, regreso y éste es su segundo ciclo, con el préstamo solicitado a ESPOIR una parte va a invertir en la compra de carne de cerdo, harina, manteca, aceite, etc. para la elaboración de sus platos, y otra parte la utilizará en la educación de sus hijos.

Su sueño es comprar un terreno y construir su casa.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 48
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,300,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Delfina Dominga purchase pork, flour, lard, oil, etc. to make her meals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 20, 2009
Listed
Nov 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 15, 2010