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Marlene Margarita
Every fifteen days, the Esperanza Para Esperar [Hope to Overcome Communal Bank] meets in the beautiful San Jacinto coastal resort town, surrounded by a beautiful beach. At this place the Portoviejo River meets the sea. Many tourists, both national and foreign, visit this place.

In this beautiful place we find Marlene. She is 39 years old, married, and has 3 children aged 19, 17, and 9. One is studying in university, anoother in high school, and the youngest in primary school. Her husband sells shellfish. She is an artisan of cloths and makes countless designs and woven items.

She crochets designs of honeybee nests into pillows and quilts, which are highly valued by tourists who arrive there. They pay her very well, as they are pretty things to take home as souvenirs. She also makes goods of lesser demand, which she sells to vendors who take the goods to other places. She works Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 4:00pm, and sometimes later on days when there is high demand.

This loan is to buy materials for the creation of her products. She has had 4 loan cycles in the Communal Bank and is very happy for the ease with which she has paid them back.

Her dream is to have a big workshop to make a greater quantity of products and to be able to show her art in other countries.
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Cada quince días se reúne el Banco Comunal Esperanza Para Superar en el hermoso balneario de San Jacinto, rodeado de una playa hermosa lugar donde el Rio Portoviejo se une con el mar. Este lugar es visitado por muchos turistas nacionales y extranjeros.

En este hermoso lugar encontramos a la señora Marlene, tiene 39 años de edad, está casada y tiene 3 hijos de 19 – 17 y 9 años, estudian uno en la universidad, otro en el colegio y el ultimo en la escuela. El esposo es comerciante de mariscos.

Es artesana y elabora infinidad de diseños y tejidos, realiza tejidos de nido de abeja en almohadas y edredones los mismos que son muy apreciados por los turistas que llegan hasta ese lugar, la pagan muy bien ya que son un bonito detalle para llevar de recuerdo, también hace trabajos bajo pedido y los vende a comerciantes que llevan a otros lugares, trabaja de lunes a viernes desde las 8h30 hasta las 16h00 y en algunos días hasta más tarde cuando tiene muchos pedidos.

Este crédito es para comprar materiales para la elaboración de sus productos. Tiene 4 ciclos en el Banco Comunal y está muy contenta por las facilidades de pago.

Su sueño es tener un gran taller para elaborar mayor cantidad y poder mostrar su arte en otros países.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 102
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  • $24,134,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Marlene Margarita to buy fabric, thread, quilts, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 11, 2010
Listed
Nov 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 15, 2011