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Mirtha Paulina

Update on Mirtha Paulina

The San Esteban communal bank meets fortnightly in the city of Charapoto, an area which is known for its traditional culture and also for being close to two of the best beaches in the province called San Jacinto and San Clemente.

37-year-old Mirtha lives here with her common-law husband and their three children aged 11, 6 and 4. The two eldest study in school and the youngest will start kindergarten this year. Her husband works in a transportation cooperative.

Mirtha has a retail business, so that she can earn an income to help her husband pay for expenses and the children's education. She sells clothes and shoes by catalog and also sells Belcorp products (beauty products, cosmetics, perfume, and women’s accessories). She sells her products door to door and works every afternoon. She sells to her customers on credit, which she collects every 15 days.

Mirtha has been in this business for over ten years and thanks to her work she is able to get by. She is requesting a new loan as it is the only form of financing for her business she has access to. The last loan worked very well and she used her earnings to pay for her children's schooling expenses. The new loan will be used to buy clothes and Belcorp cosmetics. She has been a member of the communal bank for over 15 years, and likes it because the loans have always helped her. Her dream is to give her children the best.
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En la ciudad de Charapoto se reúne cada quince días el Banco Comunal San Esteban. Esta localidad se conoce por su cultura tradicional y además por estar a pocos minutos de dos de las mejores playas de la provincia como son San Jacinto y San Clemente.

En este lugar vive la señora Mirtha, tiene 37 años y mantiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene tres hijos de 11, 6 y 4 años de edad, los dos mayores estudian en escuela y el menor este año a jardín de infantes. El marido trabaja en una cooperativa de transporte.

Doña Mirtha para obtener sus ingresos para sus gastos y también con esto ayudar a su esposo y para los estudios de sus hijos se dedica al comercio, ella vende ropa y zapatos por catalogo y productos de Belcorp (productos de belleza, cosméticos, perfumería y accesorios para damas) su forma de venta es puerta a puerta, trabaja todos los días por las tardes, ella deja a crédito a sus clientes y cobra cada quince días, lleva más de 10 años en este negocio y gracias a esto ella puede salir adelante.

Ella está repitiendo el crédito ya que es la única forma que tiene para financiar su negocio, le fue muy bien con el crédito anterior y lo que ella gano lo utilizo para pagar ciertas cosas en la escuela de sus hijos ya que eso es lo más importante para ella y en lo que emplea sus ganancias. Este nuevo crédito es para comprar ropa y cosméticos de Belcorp. Lleva más de 15 años en el Banco Comunal y le gusta porque los créditos siempre le han ayudado.

Su sueño es darles lo mejor a sus hijos.

Previous Loan Details

The San Esteban communal bank meets every 15 days in the city of Charapoto. This place is known for its traditional culture. It is also a few minutes from two of the best beaches in the province, San Jacinto and San Clemente. This is where Mirtha, age 37, lives. She is in a common-law marri... More from Mirtha Paulina's previous loan »

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 48
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,300,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,700 helped Mirtha Paulina to purchase clothes and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mirtha Paulina. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2013. Learn More