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Martha Emilia
Señora Martha is a member of the Medio Ejido Community Bank. She lives in the centre of the city of Cuenca, the third most important city in the country. The people there still continue the culture and traditions of their villages and are known for their friendliness and charm.

Martha is 30 years old, lives with her common-law husband, and has four children aged 13, 11, 8, and 4. Her oldest daughter attends high school, and two of her other children attend primary school. Her husband is a craftsman and makes jewelry. They don’t own a house so live in a rented one.

Martha works with her husband making jewelry such as earrings, rings, chains etc, in silver, stainless steel, and gold. She’s worked in the business for five years and works from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. She also spends time on household duties. Martha has been a member of the community bank for two years. She plans to use her new loan to buy silver, gold, and stainless steel to make more jewelry.

Her goal is to have a house of her own.
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La Señora Martha es socia del banco comunal Medio Ejido, vive por el centro de la ciudad de Cuenca, esta ciudad es la tercera ciudad más importante del país, su gente mantiene la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos y se caracteriza por ser gente amable y carismática.

Doña Martha tiene 30 años, vive en unión libre y ha concebido 4 hijos de 13, 11, 8 y 4 años de edad, su primera hija estudia en el colegio y dos de sus hijos estudian en una escuelita de la ciudad. Su esposo es artesano dedicándose a la joyería, no tiene casa propia por lo que vive arrendando.

La Señora. Martha trabaja con su esposo en la fabricación de joyas como aretes, anillos, cadenas, etc. en plata, acero y oro. Lleva 5 años en el negocio y trabaja de lunes a sábados desde las 10 de la mañana hasta las 6 de la tarde ya que también le dedica tiempo a su hogar.

Es socia del banco comunal hace dos años y medio y su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de plata, oro y acero para la fabricación de sus joyas.

Su meta es tener su casa propia.

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 $1,100 helped Martha Emilia to buy silver, gold, and stainless steel.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 9, 2011
Listed
Nov 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 15, 2012