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Lina Eulalia
The communal bank "Virgen Del Mar" gets together every two weeks in the gorgeous beach resort of San Mateo in the city of Manta, known for it's beautiful beaches that are visited all year round by foreign and domestic tourists. Here, the majority of locals make a living in fishing and other sea industries.

This is where Lina lives. She is 50 years old, married and has five adult children. One of them lives in her home. Her husband makes a living in the fishing industry.

In order to carry her weight and help with expenses she makes a living selling all kinds of clothing. Her selling style is door to door and also sells from her home to customers who visit. She works every day, gives her customers credit, and charges in two installments. She purchases her merchandise in Manta or in Guayaquil when she gets a chance. She has been doing this for four years and it is going really well for her.

She will use this loan to purchase more merchandise like: pants, blouses, t-shirts, and children's clothing. She has been part of this communal bank for four years and she likes it because, thanks to her first loan, she started her business.

Her dream is to grow her business.
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El Banco Comunal Virgen Del Mar se reúne cada 15 días en el hermoso balneario de San Mateo en la ciudad de Manta, conocido por sus hermosas playas que son muy visitadas en toda época del año por turistas nacionales y extranjeros, en este lugar la mayoría de los habitantes se dedica a la pesca y a las faenas del mar.

En este lugar vive la señora Lina, tiene 50 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tiene cinco hijos todos mayores de edad, uno de ellos aun vive en su casa. Su esposo se dedica a la pesca.

Ella para ganar algo por su cuenta y con esto ayudar con los gastos del hogar se dedica a la venta de ropa de todo tipo, su forma de venta es puerta a puerta y también vende en su casa hasta donde llegan sus clientes. Trabaja todos los días, deja a crédito a sus clientes y cobra en dos partes. Su mercadería la compra en Manta o en Guayaquil cuando puede. Tiene cuatro años que se dedica a esta actividad y le va muy bien.

Este crédito lo va emplear en comprar más mercadería como: pantalones, blusas, camisetas y ropa de niños. Está en el Banco Comunal desde hace 4 años y le gusta porque gracias al primer crédito empezó su negocio.

Su sueño es seguir adelante con su negocio.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 34
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  • $23,216,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Lina Eulalia to purchase pants, blouses, t-shirts, and children's clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 24, 2012
Listed
Aug 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012