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Rosa Arcila
Rosa’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 canon 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.

Rosa, 46, is married and has had six children. Two of them are married and live independently, one attends university, one is in secondary school and the two youngest attend the local elementary school. Her husband’s a professional driver; he drives a bus. The house they live in is the result of their joint work as a couple.

In addition to caring for her home, Rosa also works in the fields allowing her to improve her home’s economy; she plants vegetables that she sells in her community. She also raises animals like pigs, guinea pigs, chickens and cattle. Her most important task in to continue preserving her parents’ traditions so she also works making straw hats.

She will use her new loan to buy animal feed and will also buy hat-making straw to make her hats.
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La Señora Rosa 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.

La Señora Rosa tiene 46 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 6 hijos, dos de ellos son casados y viven independientes, uno de sus hijos estudia en la universidad, uno está en el colegio y sus dos últimos hijos estudian en una escuelita de la localidad. Su esposo es chofer profesional y labora conduciendo un bus, la casa en la que viven es el resultado del trabajo conyugal.

Doña Rosa además de cuidar su hogar se dedica a las tareas del campo las mismas que le permiten mejorar la economía de su hogar, ella siembra hortalizas y las vende en su comunidad, cría animales como: cerdos, cuyes, gallinas y ganado, la tarea más importante es de aun conservar las tradiciones de sus padres y se dedica a fabricar sombreros de paja toquilla.

Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de alimento para sus animales y también va a comprar paja toquilla para realisar sus sombreros.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 59
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  • $23,522,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Rosa Arcila to buy animal feed 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