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Elfa Bolivia
Every two weeks, the members of the 'Nueva Estrella Solidaria' community bank meet in Municipal neighborhood, in the city of Portoviejo, the capital of Manabí. This city has been known for many years as the 'city of the royal tamarind trees'.

Here we meet 49 year-old Elfa who lives with her common-law husband. She has six children. Two of her children are grown up and the other four are in high school and elementary school. Her husband is a driver.

Elfa is a great homemaker who also sells all kinds of clothes. She makes her sales door to door and also sells from her home where her customers come when she receives new merchandise. She tells us that she also works filling orders that her customers make with her. She works every afternoon. Elfa leaves her goods on credit and collects payment every two weeks. She buys her merchandise in Portoviejo and she is also sent some from Guayaquil. She has been in this business for four years and is doing very well.

Elfa will use this loan to buy more merchandise such as pants, blouses, t-shirts and children's clothes. She has been a member of her community bank since the beginning and she likes it because the loans have helped her to get ahead in life.

Elfa's dream is to see her children finish their studies and become good professionals.
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En la ciudadela Municipal 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 Nueva Estrella Solidaria.

En este lugar conocimos a la señora Elfa, tiene 49 años de edad y mantiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene seis hijos, dos de ellos ya son mayores de edad y los cuatro menores estudian en colegio y escuela. El marido es chofer.

Ella es una gran ama de casa que se dedica a la venta de todo tipo de ropa, su forma de venta es puerta a puerta y también vende en su casa hasta donde llegan sus clientes cuando lleva nueva mercadería, nos cuenta que también trabaja a base de pedidos que le realizan con anticipación. Trabaja todos los días por las tardes, deja a crédito y cobra cada quince días. Su mercadería la compra en Portoviejo y también le mandan desde Guayaquil. Lleva cuatro años que se dedica a esta actividad y le va muy bien.

Este crédito lo va emplear en comprar más mercadería como: pantalones, blusas, camisetas y ropa de niños. Está en el Banco Comunal desde el inicio y le gusta porque con los créditos ella ha podido salir adelante.

Sus sueños es ver que sus hijos terminen sus estudios y sean buenos profesionales,

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 33
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  • $23,448,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Elfa Bolivia to buy pants, t-shirts, blouses and children's clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 8, 2011
Listed
Jun 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 16, 2011