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Carmen Marisol
In the outskirts of Portoviejo, we find the Ciudadela San Gregorio, a place where the members of the communal bank "San Gregorio" meet twice a month.

Here we find Carmen, who tells us something about her life. She has been in a common-law marriage for 20 years, and from this marriage they have 3 children: one who is now grown and studies in the University, and 2 younger ones who are in school. Her husband is a driver who transports freight.

They have a small family-style restaurant attached to their home where they sell traditional food such as: encebollados (a soup made of tuna, cassava and vegetables), ceviche, and other dishes made from seafood. She works from Thursday to Sunday from 7am until 1pm, with the help of her husband and their children. She says that this business was established with the help of a loan that was taken from the Fundación Espoir, and that it has done very well.

This new loan will be used to buy tables and chairs to provide greater comfort to her customers.

She has participated in 7 loan cycles with her communal bank, and she hopes to continue for many more cycles.
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En las afueras de Portoviejo encontramos la ciudadela San Gregorio lugar donde se reúnen cada quince días las socias del Banco Comunal San Gregorio.

Aquí encontramos a la señora Carmen que nos cuenta algo de su vida. Tiene una relación de unión libre hace 20 años, de esta relación tuvieron tres hijos, una mayor de edad que estudia en la Universidad y los dos menores en el colegio, el marido es chofer (realiza fletes).

Tiene una pequeña picantería en su casa en el cual vende encebolladlos, ceviches y otros platos deliciosos que se preparan con mariscos. Trabaja de Jueves a Domingo de 7am. a 1pm, con la ayuda de su marido y sus hijos, dice que este negocio lo puso con ayuda de un crédito que realizo en la Fundación Espoir y que le ha ido muy bien.

Este nuevo crédito lo va a emplear en comprar sillas y mesas para dar más comodidad a sus clientes.

Tiene siete ciclos en el Banco Comunal y espera seguir muchos ciclos más.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 50
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  • $23,495,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Carmen Marisol to buy tables and chairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 10, 2010
Listed
Sep 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 15, 2011