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Enma Estela

Update on Enma Estela

On San Eduardo street, on the way to Santa Ana, in Portoviejo city, known as the Ciudad de Los Reales Tamarindos from colonial times, the members of the 16 de Julio communal bank meet every two weeks.

In this place, Enma lives. She is 55 years old, and many years ago her beloved husband died, but from this relationship they had three children who are now adults but still live with her. Some years ago, she learned tailoring in a school in her area.

With the goal of having her own income and taking advantage of her tailoring knowledge, Enma established a small sewing workshop in her house. There, she works making all sorts of clothing and crafts made from craft foam with different models and purposes, which is another activity she learned and today allows her to earn her living. All of her work is done based on individual orders. In some seasons, she also makes uniforms for schools of different levels in her area. She works every day from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm and sometimes later when she has orders to complete.

This new loan will be used to purchase fabric, craft foam, and other materials for sewing and crafts. She has been in the communal bank for 8 years and she likes it for the help she gets from the group. Her dream is to have a larger workshop.
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En la calle San Eduardo vía a Santa Ana de la ciudad de Portoviejo, conocida como la Ciudad de Los Reales Tamarindos desde épocas coloniales, se reúnen cada quince días las socias del Grupo De Crédito 16 de Julio.
En este lugar vive la señora Enma, tiene 55 años de edad, hace muchos años su querido esposo falleció pero de esta relación tuvieron tres hijos los mismos que ya son mayores de edad pero aun viven con ella. Ella hace varios años aprendió corte y confección en una academia de la localidad.
Doña Enma con la finalidad de obtener sus propios ingresos y aprovechando sus conocimientos en corte y confección puso en su casa un pequeño taller de costura, allí se dedica a confeccionar todo tipo de ropa y manualidades hechas en fomix con diferentes modelos y motivos, lo cual también es otra actividad que aprendió y que hoy le permiten ganarse la vida, todos sus trabajos los realiza a base de pedidos de personas particulares, ella en temporadas también elabora uniformes para instituciones, escuelas y colegios de la localidad. Trabaja todos los días desde las 6h00 hasta las 22h00 y a veces hasta más tarde cuando tiene pedidos que entregar.
Este nuevo crédito lo va utilizar en comprar telas, fomix y otros materiales para la costura y manualidades. Lleva 8 años en el Grupo De Crédito y le gusta por la ayuda que recibe del grupo. Sus sueños son tener un taller más grande.

Previous Loan Details

The “16 de Julio” communal bank meets every two weeks, on San Eduardo Street, toward the city of Portoviejo. Since colonial times, it has been known as the city of the Royal Tamarinds. Enma has been with the communal bank for ten cycles and she is very happy to be a member. She likes the sec... More from Enma Estela's previous loan »

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 94
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  • $24,193,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Enma Estela to purchase fabric, craft foam and other supplies for sewing and making crafts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 21, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015