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América Graciela
América has been a part of the credit union, El Cisne [The Swan], for five years. During this time, she has become good friends with the other members. She lives in Parroquia del Valle [Parish of the Valley] in Cuenca; a place that reaps natural beauty, green countrysides, and a architecture mixed of modern and traditional styles.Her people maintain their culture and traditions.

America is 31 years old and married. Throughout her marriage, she has born three children who are now 13, 10 and six years old. Her eldest daughter is in high school and her younger two children are in primary school. Her husband is a construction worker and they live in their own home.

Her strongest source of income is farming, breeding animals, and sales. América takes care of the household chores, breeds guinea pigs and chickens, and grows food for her home and for sale.

The money from her loan will be used to buy construction materials to finish their house. Her dream is for her children to become good professionals.
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La Señora América se encuentra 5 años formando parte del grupo de crédito El Cisne, en todo este tiempo ha llegado a tener una muy buena amistad con todas las socias, vive por la parroquia del Valle en Cuenca, lugar que goza de una belleza natural y de verdes campos, su arquitectura es una mezcla de lo antiguo y lo moderno. Su gente aun mantiene la cultura y tradiciones, su mayor fuente de ingresos es la agricultura, crianza de animales y el comercio.
La Señora América tiene 31 años de edad, está casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 3 hijos de 13, 10 y 6 años de edad, su primera hija estudia en el colegio y sus dos últimos hijos estudian en escuela, su esposo es albañil, la casa en la que vive es propia.
Doña América se dedica a los quehaceres de su hogar, como pasa en casa se dedica a la cría de cuyes y pollos, también a la agricultura que es para su hogar y también vende.
El dinero de su crédito es para comprar materiales de construcción para terminar su casa. Su sueño es que sus hijos lleguen a ser buenos profesionales.

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 52
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,295,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped América Graciela to buy construction materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 24, 2013
Jan 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014