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Leonila Gerardina
Sra. Leonila U. is a member of the Communal Bank “Damas Responsables” (Responsible Women). She lives in central Cuenca, a beautiful city that is known for its historical center, the four rivers that surround it, its natural surroundings, its cuisine, its people and their traditions.


Sra. Leonila is 56 years old, married, and has a daughter who is already married. She does not own a home, so she lives with her daughter and helps with the expenses. They live in a rental property.


Leonila sells Panama hats and has been in this business for two years. She learned this trade as a young girl since her parents worked in the same type of business.


This is the first loan she is receiving from the Communal Bank after being invited to join by her sister-in-law. The money from the loan will be invested in the purchase of palm fibers used for making Panama hats. Her dream is have a house of her own.

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La Señora. Leonila U. es socia del banco comunal Damas Responsables, vive en el centro de la ciudad de Cuenca, esta ciudad es hermosa por su centro histórico, por sus 4 ríos que la bañan, su naturaleza, su gastronomía, su gente y sus tradiciones.

La Señora Leonila tiene 56 años, es casada y tiene una hija que ya es casada. No tiene casa propia por lo que vive en la casa de su hija con quien comparte los gastos, viven arrendando.

Nuestra amiga se dedica a tejer sombreros de paja toquilla, esta actividad la desempeña hace 2 años, este oficio lo aprendió desde muy niña ya que sus padres trabajaban en esta actividad.

Es su primer crédito que realiza en el banco comunal al cual fue invitada por su cuñada, el dinero de su crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de paja toquilla para la elaboración de sus sombreros. Su sueño es tener su casa propia.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 34
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  • $23,216,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Leonila Gerardina to purchase palm fibers used for making hats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 2, 2011
Listed
Mar 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 15, 2011