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Ercida
With a 67, 275 Peso loan, Ercida has been able to buy fabric, zippers, thread, decorations and other supplies for her workshop where she makes bedspreads, curtains and does light upholstery. Ercida has enjoyed interior decoration her entire life and her girlfriends would always seek her out for advice on what colors to use or what material to get for their curtains. Noting her talent, her husband suggested she take a course in decorations making. It’s now been 11 years since she opened her workshop and in time she’s acquired a regular clientele who always require her services in addition to those who come referred by someone who is satisfied with the work and service she’s given them.

Ercida is married and her husband works in a law office. They have four adult children, the oldest is 25 and the youngest is 19. The three oldest work and the youngest is finishing secondary school. Thanks to her workshop, Ercida is able to help her husband with household expenses and together they were able to support their children so that they could complete secondary school. Ercida’s wish is that customers will continue coming so that she can finish building her house and have a more comfortable place to live in.
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Con un préstamo de 67,275 pesos Ercida ha podido comprar tela, zippers, hilo, adornos y otros materiales para su taller de confección de colchas, cortinas y tapicería ligera.
A Ercida toda su vida le ha gustado mucho la decoración de interiores, siempre sus amigas le buscaban para que le asesorara sobre qué colores usar o cual era el mejor material para unas cortinas. Su esposo, al ver su talento le sugirió que hiciera un curso de confección de artículos de decoración. Tiene ya 11 años que abrió su taller, y con el tiempo ha desarrollado una cartera fija de clientes que siempre requieren sus servicios, además de los que les llegan referidos por alguien satisfecho con el trabajo y servicio que ella les ha dado.

Ercida es casada, su esposo trabaja en una oficina de abogados. Juntos tienen cuatro hijos ya mayores de edad, el mayor tiene 25 y la menor 19. Los tres mayores trabajan y la menor está terminando la secuendaria.

Gracias a su taller, Ercida puede ayudar a su esposo con los gastos del hogar y juntos pudieron apoyar a sus hijos para que terminaran la secundaria. El deseo de Ercida es que se mantengan llegando clientes para terminar de construír su casa y tener un lugar más cómodo donde vivir

About Dominican Republic

  • $7,611
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $7,912,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 39.4
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,725 helped Ercida to buy fabric and other supplies for her sewing workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 27, 2012
Listed
Oct 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 28, 2014