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Total loan: $1,700

Carmela Yolanda

San Gabriel, Carchi Province, Ecuador / Arts

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A loan helped to buy materials, such as fabric, paint, ceramics, thread, and lacquer for her work making arts and crafts to sell.

Carmela Yolanda's story

Yolanda is 64 years old and a widow. She has a son who works in the capital with his uncle, but visits Yolanda frequently.

Yolanda is a retired teacher. She lives with five dogs that she rescued from the street. Yolanda is a friendly, kind, and entrepreneurial woman who makes a living doing embroidery and painting beautiful ceramic pieces. She does everything with great care, effort, and creativity. She sells her works of art to people she knows, and sends them abroad where her best-selling paintings are of the Last Supper and portraits of Che.

Yolanda is very happy with her work because not only does she enjoy what she does, but it provides her the resources she needs to live. Yolanda seeks a loan to buy materials, such as fabric, paint, ceramics, thread, and lacquer. This will allow her to continue with her work in order to live out the rest of her life.