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Celia María
Celia is a member of Damas Responsables Communal Bank. She lives in the city of Cuenca, which is known as the Athens of Ecuador. It is the cultural city of the country. Its beautiful urban landscape is harmonious with the geographic environment. Its historic center is the biggest and best preserved in the country. Charmingly, it keeps the keys to the past. There, people and flowers and handicrafts mingle: textiles, embroidery, ceramics, goldsmithing, silversmithing, and hats of toquilla fiber [panama hats].

Celia, 72, is married, and from this union has conceived 11 children, all of whom are of age. Six of them are married and live independently. Her five single children work for their personal expenses. Her husband stays at home because he is retired. The house in which they live is their own property, the fruit of their labor as a couple.

Celia works in the home and raising cows, guinea pigs, and chickens, which she sells when she has some financial need. She also makes panama hats, work she learned when she was 18 years old.

She has been a member of the communal bank for ten years. She is going to invest her new loan in buying guinea pigs and chickens to continue raising them.

Her dream is to travel to New York.
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La Señora. Celia es socia del banco comunal Damas Responsables, vive en la ciudad de Cuenca, ciudad que es reconocida como la "Atenas del Ecuador", es la ciudad cultural del país. Su bello paisaje urbanístico mantiene armonía con el entorno geográfico. Su centro histórico es el más grande y el mejor conservado del país guarda encantadoramente las claves del pasado, allí se mezclan la gente, las flores, las artesanías: tejidos, bordados, cerámica, orfebrería, platería y sombreros de paja toquilla.

Doña Celia tiene 72 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 11 hijos todos son mayores de edad, 6 de ellos son casados y viven independientes, sus 5 hijos solteros trabajan para sus gastos personales. Su esposo pasa en casa ya que es jubilado, la casa en la que viven es de su propiedad siendo el fruto del trabajo conyugal.

La Señora. Celia se dedica los quehaceres de su hogar y a criar vacas, cuyes y gallinas las que las vende cuando tiene alguna necesidad económica. También elabora sombreros de paja toquilla, esta actividad aprendió desde que tenía 18 años de edad.

Es socia del banco comunal hace 10 años y su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de cuyes y gallinas para continuar con la cría de los mismos.

Su sueño es viajar a New York.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 57
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,308,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Celia María to buy guinea pigs and chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 18, 2012
Listed
Feb 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 15, 2012