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Carmen
The communal bank "Con amor y fe hacia el desarrollo" (with love and faith towards development) meets every 15 days in Los Bajos de Montecristi, a city known for its cultural richness and for its artisanal crafts, for example, straw hats that are well known within the country and abroad as well.

It is here that Mrs. Carmen lives. She is 41 years old, a single mother of 2 children who are 16 and 14 and go to high school. She lives in her mother's house.

Mrs. Carmen is involved in many different economic activities, as well as being head of household, and she is also a nurse's aid and she works in a medical center in the city. She also sells cosmetics and is an artisan, making straw hats in her free time and, once they are made, she sells them to vendors who come all the way to her house in order to re-sell them in different locations. She has been doing this for more than 14 years, it is a craft that she learned from her mother.

This credit is to purchase cosmetics and straw in order to make hats. She has been a member of this communal bank for 8 years.

Her dream is that her children become professionals.
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El Banco Comunal Con Amor Y Fe Hacia el Desarrollo se reúnen cada 15 días en Los Bajos de Montecristi, ciudad conocida por su riqueza cultural y por su artesanía como por ejemplo los sombreros de paja toquillas conocidos dentro y fuera del país.

En este lugar vive la señora Carmen, tiene 41 años de edad, es madre soltera de dos hijos de 16 y 14 años que estudian en el colegio. Ella vive en la casa de su mamá.

Doña Carmen se dedica a muchas actividades ya que además de ser una muy buena ama de casa también es auxiliar de enfermería y realiza este trabajo en un centro médico de esta ciudad, ella también vende cosméticos y es Artesana, elabora sombreros de paja toquilla en sus ratos libres los mismos que una vez hechos los entrega a comerciantes que llegan hasta su casa para luego llevarlos a otros lugares. Lleva más de 14 años realizando esta actividad que la lo aprendió de su mamá.

Este crédito es para comprar cosméticos y paja toquilla para elaborar los sombreros. Lleva más de 8 años en el Banco Comunal.

Su sueño es que sus hijos sean muy buenos profesionales.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 65
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,510,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,475 helped Carmen purchase cosmetics and straw to make hats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 5, 2013
Listed
Jun 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013