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Celia Guillermina
The “Barrio Sucre” communal bank is in Cumbe parish in the southeast part of the city of Cuenca. Its residents are craftspeople. They are mostly sheep wool clothing weavers and embroiderers. They are also farmers not only for the success of their families but also for their community’s and to be part of their family’s economic growth.

Celia V. is a member of the Barrio Sucre communal bank. She is someone who struggles daily to have a better future. She is both a housewife and a small farm animal merchant. She raises guinea pigs and chickens that she sells in her own community or even as far as the city of Cuenca. She has done this for several years since it was her parents who initiated her in this kind of work.

She is now in her 4th loan cycle with her communal bank. It was thanks to her niece’s invitation that she became a member of this beautiful group of women. She tells us that the loans have been of great use to her in the construction of her new house.

Celia is 63 years old and lives in a common law union with her partner; they have three adult children who have their own families. Her husband is a bricklayer and, thanks to their marital cooperation, they can now enjoy their own home.

They are now building another house that will be for their children. This is the purpose of the loan they are requesting from the Institution. She will invest in the purchase of: concrete blocks, sand, cement, Eternit (a brand of fiber/concrete roofing tiles and siding), to finish the new house and provide tranquility for their children.
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El banco comunal Barrio Sucre se encuentra en la parroquiaCumbe al sureste de la ciudad de Cuenca, su gente se dedica a la elaboracion de artesanias que son principalmente tejidos, bordado e hilado de lana de oveja, se confeccionan vestimentas, tambien se dedican a la agricultura para sacar adelante no solo su familia sino su población y formar parte del crecimiento económico familiar.

Celia V. es socia del banco comunal Barrio Sucre, es una socia que cada día lucha para tener un mejor porvenir, se dedica a los quehaceres domésticos y a la cría de cuyes, gallinas que los vende en su misma comunidad o sale hasta la ciudad de Cuenca para realizar su venta, esta actividad lo realiza hace varios años ya que sus padres le inculcaron esta labor.

Ahora se encuentra en su cuarto ciclo con su banco comunal y fue gracias a una sobrina que la invito a formar parte de este hermoso grupo de mujeres y nos comenta que los prestamos le han beneficiado mucho en la construcción de su nueva casa.

Celia tiene 63 años y vive en unión libre con su pareja procreando tres hijos que ya son adultos y tiene su propia familia, su esposo es albañil de oficio y gracias a la cooperación marital ahora pueden gozar de su casa propia, por ahora estan contruyendo otra casa que es para sus hijos por lo que el credito solicitado a la Fundación va a invertir en la compra de bloques, arena, cemento, eternir, para terminar la nueva casa y darles tranquilidad a sus hijos.

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,293,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Celia Guillermina to buy building materials and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 2, 2010
Listed
Feb 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 15, 2010