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Elvia Yolanda
Elvia’s a member of the “Las Toquilleras” (The Straw Hat Makers) communal bank. All its members live near Sigsig Canton, a place surrounded by beautiful mountains. Most of the women in this canton are housewives who do their household chores and also work in agriculture, raise animals or make straw hats. Many work in the city and preserve the culture and traditions of their peoples.

Elvia, 43, is married and has had 8 children. Two of her children are employed and help out economically and are also enrolled in distance learning programs. Five of her children are attending secondary school and her youngest attends the local elementary school. Her husband is a professional truck driver; he drives a dump truck. The house they live in is joint property.

Elvia does her household chores and also works in agriculture growing food for home consumption. She also raises animals like pigs, guinea pigs and chickens that she sells in her community. She also works in the occupation she learned from her mother: making straw hats.

She’s in her second loan with the communal bank and will use it to buy chicks and hat-making straw to continue with this activity. Her dream is to have a business of her own like a store.
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La Señora Elvia es socia del banco comunal Las Toquilleras, todos sus miembros viven cerca del cantón Sigsig, lugar con hermosas montañas, la mayoría de las mujeres de este cantón se dedican a los quehaceres de sus hogares, trabajan en la agricultura, crían animales o realizan sombreros de paja toquilla, muchos trabajan en la ciudad, aun mantienen la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

Doña Elvia tiene 43 años, es casada y fruto de su unión ha conyugal ha concebido 8 hijos, 2 de sus hijos trabajan, le ayudan económicamente y también estudian a distancia, 5 hijos están estudiando en el colegio y su ultimo hijo se en una escuelita de la localidad. Su esposo es un profesional en el volante y trabaja conduciendo una volqueta, la casa en la que viven es de propiedad conyugal.

La Señora Elvia se dedica los quehaceres de su hogar y a la agricultura que es para el consumo de su hogar, cría animales como cerdos, cuyes y pollos los que vende en su comunidad, labora también en el oficio que aprendió de su madre el cual es la realización de sombreros de paja toquilla.

Se encuentra realizando el segundo crédito en el banco comunal y lo va a invertir en la compra de pollos y paja toquilla para continuar en esta actividad.

Su sueño es tener un negocio propio como una tienda.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 10
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  • $22,545,250
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Elvia Yolanda to buy chicks and straw.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 25, 2012
Listed
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 17, 2013