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Elba Elsa
Elba is a member of the Medio Ejido communal bank. The time that she has spent with this group has strengthened her friendship with all of her neighbors and friends. She really likes this type of loan because it allows her to improve her financial stability. She lives on the outskirts of the city of Cuenca. This city has a lot of tourists because of its beautiful colonial architecture. It is bathed by four rivers and enveloped by expansive nature. Its people conserve the culture and traditions of their villages.

Elba, age 57, is divorced. However, the marriage produced two children, ages 24 and 22. He first child, a son, works and helps her financially. Her second child, a daughter, attends the university. She does not have her own house, so she rents where she lives.

Elba makes and sells tamales, "quimbolitos" [a corn-based steamed dessert], and “humitas” [a dish similar to tamales]. These are typical Ecuadorian dishes. She has had this business for 15 years. She sells these delightful dishes door to door. She works from Sunday to Sunday until she finishes selling her products.

She will use the loan to buy food supplies in order to prepare these typical dishes.
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La Señora Elba forma parte del banco comunal Medio Ejido, el tiempo que se encuentra en este grupo ha fortalecido su amistad con todas sus vecinas y amigas, le gusta mucho este tipo de créditos ya que le permite mejorar su estabilidad económica. Vive por los alrededores de la ciudad de Cuenca, esta ciudad es muy visitada por la belleza de su arquitectura colonial, se encuentra bañada por 4 ríos y envuelta por una amplia naturaleza, su gente conserva la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

La Señora. Elba tiene 57 años de edad, está divorciada pero en su unión conyugal ha concebido 2 hijos de 24 y 22 años, su primer hijo trabaja y le ayuda economícamente, su segunda hija se dedica los estudios universitarios, no tiene casa propia por lo que vive arrendando.

Doña Elba se dedica a la preparación y venta de tamales, quimbolitos, humitas que son platos típicos del Ecuador, tiene este negocio desde hace 15 años y ofrece estas delicias puerta a puerta, trabaja de domingo a domingo hasta que termine de vender sus productos.

Su crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de víveres para preparar estos platos típicos.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,216,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Elba Elsa to buy food supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 26, 2013
Listed
Jun 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013