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Karen Elizabeth
Karen is a member of 'Las Flores' community bank. She lives in the city of Cuenca which is a World Heritage Site. Cuenca is well known for the beauty of its historic center, the four rivers that surround it, its cuisine, and the culture and traditions of its villages.

Karen is 33 years old and has three children who are 16, 11 and 4 years old. Her two eldest daughters are attending high school in the city. Her husband is a driver and he provides transportation services in his own vehicle. They do not own their own home. They live in her in-laws' home but independently.

Karen's business is selling clothing through catalogs. She sells all kinds of American clothing and also sells shoes. She works every day because her customers come to her home to buy her merchandise.

Karen is re-joining her community bank. She will invest her loan in buying clothing and shoes so that she can grow her business. Her goal is to own a restaurant and to carry out her profession as she is a professional cook.
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La Señora. Karen es socia del banco comunal Las Flores, vive en la ciudad de Cuenca, ciudad que es Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad, reconocida por la belleza de su Centro Histórico, los 4 ríos que la bañan, su gastronomía y la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

La Señora Karen tiene 33 años, es casada y fruto de su unión conyugal ha concebido 3 hijos de 16, 11 y 4 años de edad, sus dos primeras hijas están estudiando en un colegio de la ciudad. Su esposo es de profesión chofer y labora prestando sus servicios en transporte particular, no tienen casa propia por lo que viven en casa de sus suegros pero independientes.

Doña Karen se dedica a la venta de ropa por catalogo, vende ropa americana de todo tipo, también vende zapatos, labora todos los días ya que sus clientes se acercan a su casa a comprar su mercadería.

En el banco comunal se encuentra reingresando, su crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de ropa y zapatos para crecer en el negocio.

Su meta es tener un restaurante y ejercer su profesión ya que es una profesional en la gastronomía.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 38
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  • $23,216,275
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Karen Elizabeth to buy clothing and shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 3, 2012
Listed
Mar 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012