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Sonia María
Every fifteen days, the members of the the Communal Bank of the Bay Society come together in the beautiful city of Bahía De Caraquez, known for its lovely beaches, its rich and varied cuisine and the warmth of its people.

Sonia, who is 36 and lives in a domestic partnership, lives there. She has four children who are 19, 9, 6 and 4 years old. They are all in school or high school. Her husband is a businessman.

Sonia works so that she can help her husband with household expenses. She has a small restaurant in the city center which she rents and where she prepares delicious dishes. She works every day from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. She prepares both lunches and snacks. Her spouse helps out when he is unemployed. She has had her restaurant for two years and it has always done very well because her clients like the way she seasons the food. Her specialty is seafood.

She will use this loan to buy rice, meat, fish and other provisions for cooking. She has been in the Communal Bank for two years. She loves it because her first loan enabled her to start her business and things have been improving for her ever since.

Her dream is to own her own place and not have to pay rent.
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En la hermosa ciudad de Bahía De Caraquez, conocida por sus hermosas playas, por su rica y variada gastronomía y por la calidez de su gente, cada quine días se reúnen las socias del Banco Comunal Sociedad De Bahía.

En este lugar vive la señora Sonia, tiene 36 años de edad y mantiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene cuatro hijos de 19, 9, 6 y 4 años de edad los mismos que estudian en colegio y escuela. El marido es comerciante.

Nuestra amiga para poder ayudar a su esposo con los gastos del hogar se dedica a una actividad comercial, ella tiene un pequeño comedor en el centro de la ciudad lugar que es alquilado y en el cual prepara deliciosos platos, trabaja todos los días desde las 09h00 hasta las a las 19h00, ella prepara almuerzos y meriendas. Trabaja con la ayuda de su esposo cuando él está desocupado. Nos cuenta que tiene su comedor por dos años y que siempre le ha ido muy bien ya que sus clientes la prefieren por la sazón que le pone a sus platos, su especialidad son los mariscos.

Este crédito lo va utilizar en comprar arroz, carne, pescado y otros víveres para la preparación de los alimentos. Está en el Banco Comunal desde hace 2 años y le gusta porque gracias al primer crédito empezó su negocio y lo ha ido mejorando cada dia.

Su sueño es tener su propio local y así no tener que pagar arriendos.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 49
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,292,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Sonia María to buy rice, meat, fish and other provisions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 7, 2012
Listed
Jun 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012