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Business Description

Carmen began her business four years ago. She sells clothing for children such as pants, blouses, costume jewelry, matched sets and underclothes. She offers her clients personalized service and attention, every day from 9 until 6.

Loan Use

Carmen needs this loan to invest in more clothing and new styles, as well as buy fabrics to produce the matching outfits she makes for children. In this way she will be able to offer new variety to her clients.

Personal Information

Carmen is 20 years old and has one child in school. Her husband works outside the city as a crab fisherman. Carmen started her business with a small loan. She makes her sales travelling around to areas close to her small wooden house. She hopes to improve and grow her business, so that she can help improve her home and better help her parents as well.

Translated by Kiva volunteer, Emily Charnes

Descripción del Negocio

Carmen inicio su negocio hace 4 años. Los productos que vende son: Prendas de vestir para niños como pantalones, blusas, bisuteria,conjuntos e interiores. La atención de su clientela la realiza de manera personal todos los días desde las 9am-a -6pm.

Uso del Préstamo

Carmen necesita del préstamo para invertir en la compra de más y nuevos modelos de ropa .Así como también adquirir telas para elaborar conjuntos de vestir para niños. De esta manera ofrecer nueva variedad de productos a sus clientes.

Información Personal

Carmen tiene 20años. Tiene 1 hijo que está estudiando. Su esposo trabaja fuera de la ciudad en la recolección de cangrejos. Carmen inicio con un pequeño capital prestado .Sus ventas la realiza de manera ambulante recorriendo varios sectores cerca de su hogar. Su casa es de madera. Aspira mejorar y crecer junto con su negocio. Para de esta manera lograr brindar una mejor ayuda a su hogar y a sus padres.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 50
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,308,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Carmen buy more clothing for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2007
Aug 18, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 28, 2008