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Tomasa sells imitation jewelry and cosmetics in her neighborhood and in rural villages. She got into the business by helping a friend with her sales. At first she only sold jewelry like rings, chains, and bracelets, but now she sells these products as well as cosmetics and purses.

Tomasa hopes to sell electric appliances such as rice cookers, irons, and mixers since her customers are asking for these products.

Tomasa is 37 years old, has 3 children and is separated. It has been hard for her to get ahead in life because she can only depend on her business to support her family. She hopes that this loan will stabilize her business and give her more security in life.

Tomasa se dedica a la venta de bisuteria y cosmeticos en su sector y en pueblos rurales. Ella empezo el negocio ayudando en las ventas de Bisuteria a una amiga. Al principio solo vendia Bisuteria como anillos, cadenas y pulseras, pero ahora continua vendiendo estos productos junto con cosmeticos y carteras.
Tomasa aspira vender productos eléctricos como ollas arroceras, planchas y batidoras ya que sus clientes le estan demandando estos productos.
Tomasa tien 37 años, es separada y tiene 3 hijos. Le ha sido muy duro salir adelante con su familia porque ella depende totalmente de su negocio para mentener a sus hijos. Ella tiene la esperanza que con este prestamo podra establecerse su negocio y tener un poco mas de estabilidad y seguridad en su vida.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 54
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  • $24,308,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Tomasa purchase home electric appliances.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2007
Apr 10, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2007