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Carmen Aurora
Carmen is in her second loan cycle with her communal bank "Siempre Amigas." She lives in Valle parish in Cuenca, a place with lush fields and beautiful landscapes. The architecture there is a mix of modern and ancient, and the people are hardworking and very friendly. The residents work in agriculture, animal husbandry, and trade, and they still maintain their culture and the traditions of their towns.

Carmen is 40 years old. She is separated from her husband, with whom she has 2 children. One daughter is married and lives independently. Her son is single and works to pay for his personal expenses. Carmen lives in her own home.

Carmen has a business raising guinea pigs and chickens, and as she is a very capable woman, she also learned dressmaking. She is now a professional seamstress, and she works in her home every day, without a set schedule.

Carmen will invest this new loan in the purchase of fabric, and thread, and she will also buy construction materials to build a laundry room where she can wash her clothes.

Carmen's dream is to have a workshop and employees.
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La Señora Carmen se encuentra en su segundo crédito que realiza en del banco comunal Siempre Amigas, vive por la parroquia del Valle en Cuenca lugar que goza de paisajes hermosos, verdes campos y su arquitectura es una mezcla de lo moderno y lo antiguo, su gente es trabajadora y muy amable quienes se dedican a la agricultura, a la crianza de animales y al comercio, aun mantienen la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

Doña Carmen tiene 40 años de edad, está separada de su marido y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 2 hijos, una hija es casada y vive independiente, su hijo soltero trabaja solo para solventar sus gastos personales. La casa en la que vive es propia.

La señora Carmen se dedica a la cría de cuyes y pollos, como es una mujer muy hábil aprendió corte y confección y ahora es una costurera profesional, trabaja en su casa de domingo a domingo sin un horario.

Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de telas, hilos y materiales de construcción para construir un lavandería para lavar su ropa.

Su meta es tener un taller con operarios.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 106
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  • $24,223,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Carmen Aurora to buy fabric, thread, and building materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 31, 2013
Listed
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013