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Elvia Yolanda
Elvia is a member of the Las Toquilleras communal bank. She lives in Sigsig canton, which is located to the southwest of the city of Cuenca. It has tourist attractions such as its Municipal Archeological Museum, traditional crafts made from toquilla straw, and excellent fruit and agricultural products. This agricultural production has led the farmers to hold annual festivals and contests to identify the best plantations and production, especially of apples.

Elvia is 43 years old, is married, and has eight children from her marriage. Her children are 23, 21, 18, 16, 14, 12, 9, and 7 years old. Her oldest two children work and help her out economically. Four of her children attend a local secondary school, and her youngest two children attend primary school. Her husband is a driver by trade and works driving a dump truck. She owns the house in which she lives.

Elvia works from her home making Panama hats. This is a skill that she learned when she was a child, since her mother taught her the craft. She also raises guinea pigs, pigs, and chickens.

This is the second loan that she is taking through the communal bank, which she joined at the invitation of her sister-in-law. She is going to use this loan to purchase pigs and guinea pigs.

Her goal is to have a shop where she can sell her traditional crafts.
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La Señora Elvia es socia del banco comunal Las Toquilleras, vive en el cantón Sigsig en que está ubicado al Suroeste de la ciudad de Cuenca, tiene atractivos turísticos como su Museo Arqueológico Municipal, productos artesanales de paja toquilla, producción agrícola y frutícola de excelencia la cual ha llevado a sus productores a realizar anualmente festivales y concursos para designar a las mejores plantaciones y producción de manzana especialmente.

La Señora Elvia tiene 43 años, es casada y fruto de su unión conyugal ha concebido 8 hijos de 23, 21, 18, 16, 14, 12, 9 y 7 años de edad, sus dos primeros hijos trabajan y le ayudan económicamente, cuatro de sus hijos estudian en un colegio de la localidad y sus dos últimos hijos en la escuela. Su esposo es de profesión chofer y labora conduciendo una volqueta, la casa en la que vive es de su propiedad.

Doña Elvia labora desde su casa en la fabricación de sombreros de paja toquilla, actividad que aprendió desde que era una niña ya que su madre le enseño este arte, también cría cuyes, cerdos y pollos.

Este es su segundo crédito que realiza en el banco comunal al cual fue invitada por su cuñada, su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de cerdos y cuyes.

Su meta es tener un almacén para vender sus artesanías.

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  • $10,600
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Elvia Yolanda to purchase guinea pigs and pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 18, 2011
Listed
Dec 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 15, 2012