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Dolores Esmeralda
Dolores is a member of the “La Paz” communal bank and lives in the Ricuarte parish, located in the northeast of the city of Cuenca, and is made up of 36 neighborhoods. Its residents are farmers and their main crops are corn and potatoes. They also raise animals, such as livestock and Guinea pigs. The women wear typical clothing, such as “polleras,” which is a wide and very pretty skirt. They also wear white blouses, cloth and canvas shoes and white hats. They are kind and gentle people.

Dolores is the single mother of five children, two of whom are married and on their own. Two of her other children work only to earn money for their personal expenses. The youngest one, age 12, attends a local school. She lives in a rented home.

Dolores has had a restaurant for a year and a half and works seven days a week from 7:00am to 7:00pm.

This will be her fourth loan in the communal bank and she will invest the money in pots, flatware, and ingredients to make her products.

Her goal is to grow her business and set up other branches.
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La Señora. Dolores es socia del banco comunal La Paz, vive por la parroquia Ricuarte que se encuentra ubicada al noroeste de la ciudad de Cuenca, Ricaurte está constituida por treinta y tres barrios, su gente se dedica a la agricultura y sus principales cultivos son el maíz y la papa, cría de animales como ganado y cuyes, sus mujeres visten sus trajes típicos como son las polleras que es una falda con pliegues ancha y vistosamente adornada, blusa blanca, paño, alpargatas y sombrero blanco, son personas amables y gentiles.

La Señora. Dolores es madre soltera de 5 hijos, dos de ellos son casados y viven independientes, dos de sus hijos trabajan solo para sus gastos personales y su último hijo de 12 años está estudiando en una escuelita de la localidad. No tiene casa propia por lo que vive arrendando.

Doña Dolores tiene un restaurante desde hace un año y medio, trabaja en el de domingo a domingo desde las 7 de la mañana hasta las 7 de la noche.

Se encuentra en el cuarto crédito que está realizando en la banca comunal, su crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de ollas, vajillas y víveres para la elaboración de sus productos.

Su meta es agrandar más su negocio y tener sucursales.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 23
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  • $22,871,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Dolores Esmeralda to buy pots, flatware, and ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 5, 2012
Listed
Oct 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 17, 2013