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Andrea Paola
The members of Las Orquídeas [The Orchids] Communal Bank meet every 15 days in the Tamarindos residential community in the city of Portoviejo, the capital of Manabí Province, known for many years as the the Tamarind City.

Here, we spoke with Andrea, who is 24 years old, married and has a 4 year old son. Her husband is a Civil Engineer. She has been a member of the Communal Bank for 2 years already, and likes it because it is easy to make her payments and she enjoys the meetings very much.

She sells all types of clothes from her house where she has a small shop. She tells us that she fills orders for her customers. She works every day; her customers can come to her house anytime, and it never bothers her to serve them. Currently she is remodeling a location in the center of the city where she hopes to open soon and take advantage of this season when people buy a lot of merchandise. She travels to Quito to buy the clothes she sells, which come from Colombia.

This loan will help her purchase clothes, especially those for women and children, which is what sells the most. Her dream is to continue to grow her business and have her own shop.
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En la ciudadela Los Tamarindos de la ciudad de Portoviejo, capital de Manabí conocida desde hace muchos años como la ciudad de los reales tamarindos, se reúnen cada quince días las socias del Banco Comunal Las Orquídeas.

Aquí conversamos con la señora Andrea, tiene 24 años de edad, está casada y tiene un hijo de 4 años. Su esposo es Ing. Civil. Está en el Banco Comunal hace ya dos años y le gusta porque los pagos son fáciles de cumplir así como también las reuniones porque en ellas se divierte mucho.

Se dedica a la venta de ropa de todo tipo, vende en su casa donde tiene un pequeño local, nos cuenta que le realizan pedidos sus clientes. Trabaja todos los días a cualquier hora ya que sus clientes llegan hasta su casa y no le incomoda atenderlos. En la actualidad esta adecuando un local en el centro de la ciudad donde en estos días espera abrir su local y aprovechar esta temporada que las personas compran bastante mercadería. Su mercadería la va a comprar a Quito donde le llega ropa desde Colombia.

Este crédito es para comprar la ropa más que todo ropa de mujer y de niños que es lo que más se vende. Sus sueños son seguir creciendo en su negocio y tener su propio local.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 78
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  • $23,921,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Andrea Paola purchase women's and children's clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 16, 2010
Listed
Jan 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 15, 2011