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Rosa Elvira
Rosa T. is an active member of the Communal Bank “Feria Libre” (Open Market). She lives in the Cebollar sector of San Pedro, which is known for its beautiful view of the city of Cuenca. Most of its residents engage in agriculture while the young people look for better opportunities in the city.


Rosa is 61 years old and has been separated from her spouse for three years. Her husband abandoned her after she suffered from a stroke and became invalid. Their marriage resulted in ten children, six of whom are married and live independently. Rosa’s other four children (ages 30, 27, 25, and 23) are single and live with her. Her 30 year old daughter works at her own business manufacturing sportswear and helps with the household finances. Her 27 year old son graduated with a degree in economics but has not yet secured a job. Her 25 year old son attends the university and is in his fifth year studying architecture. The youngest daughter is in her third year studying economics. The fruit of Rosa’s work has enabled her to build her own home.


Rosa is dedicated to farming and selling grains and legumes. She also raises chickens and pigs and helps her daughter with her business when she has free time. Rosa is a founding member of her Communal Bank, which she helped to establish twelve years ago with one of her friends. She says that the loans have benefited her by providing education for her children, a home, and a business for her daughter. With her new loan, Rosa will buy fabric, thread, zippers, buttons, and supplies for producing the clothing that her daughter manufactures.


Her goal is to help her daughter with purchasing a car to facilitate delivery of her garments.

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Rosa T. es socia activa del Banco Comunal Feria libre, vive en San Pedro de el Cebollar sector que se caracteriza por la hermosa vista de la ciudad de Cuenca, su gente mayor se dedica a la agricultura y los más jóvenes buscan mejores oportunidades en la ciudad.

Nuestra socia tiene 61 años, separada hace tres años de su esposo ya que ella sufrió un derrame y estuvo inválida entonces él la abandonó, en su matrimonio concibieron diez hijos de ellos seis son casados y viven de manera independiente, mientras que sus cuatro hijos de 30, 27, 25, 23 años son solteros y viven junto a ella, su hija de 30 años trabaja en su propia fabrica de ropa deportiva y es quien ayuda económicamente en casa, su hijo de 27 años se ha graduado de Economista pero aun no consigue trabajo, su hijo de 25 se encuentra en la universidad y cursa el 5to año de Arquitectura, y su última hija cursa el tercer año de economía, fruto de su trabajo ha logrado construir su casita propia.

Rosa se dedica a la agricultura y venta de granos tiernos, legumbres, también cría pollos y chanchos y en sus tiempos libres ayuda a su hija a trabajar en su taller, es una de las socias fundadoras del banco comunal pues ya lleva doce años gracias a una amiga, nos comenta que los créditos le han beneficiado para el estudio de sus hijos, en su hogar y para el taller de su hija, con su nuevo crédito va a comprar tela, hilos, cierres, botones y más suministros para la confección de las prendas de vestir que elabora su hija.

Su meta es ayudar a su hija a comprarse un auto para facilitar la entrega de sus prendas.

About Ecuador

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Rosa Elvira purchase fabric, thread, zippers, buttons, and supplies for manufacturing sportswear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 7, 2010
Listed
Apr 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 15, 2010