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Rosa Elena
Mrs. Rosa belongs to the Mujeres del Futuro (Women of the Future) Communal Bank in the Las Orquideas (The Orchids) zone of Portoviejo City. They meet every 15 days in the home of one of the members.

Rosa, mother to 4 children, has been married more than 40 years. Her children are grown now and have their own families. The activity she pursues is selling beauty products such as Avon and Esika, which she does by visiting clients in their homes. Rosa has been doing this for 3 years and it's going well. She is very content, though it is a little difficult having to go out to sell, traveling from one location to another in buses. But she hasn't diminished her efforts to get ahead.

Rosa's husband is a full-time auto mechanic who earns little but has managed to save and they have their own home. With this new loan they will be able to make some improvements that are still lacking to their house.

Rosa's biggest dream is to be able to buy a vehicle and drive from one place to another for her sales. She is considering asking one of her children who lives in the United States to send merchandise such as brassieres in order to expand her business. She is certain that this would do well.
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La señora Rosa forma parte del Banco Comunal Mujeres del Futuro, en la ciudadela las Orquídeas en la ciudad de Portoviejo. las reuniones se realizan cada quince días en casa de una de las socias.

La señora Rosa es madre de 4 hijos, casada desde hace 40 años, sus hijos son mayores y tienen sus propias familias. La actividad que viene realizando nuestra socia es la venta de productos de belleza como Avon y Esika, se encarga de visitar a sus clientes en sus casas, con este negocio lleva 3 años y le va muy bien, esta muy contenta pese a que es un poco difícil tener que salir a vender, trasladándose de un lugar a otro en buses, ella no desmaya sus fuerzas para salir adelante.

El esposo de la señora Rosa se dedica por entero a su taller mecánico, es poco lo que se gana en el negocio pero han podido ahorrar y tienen su propia casa. Con este nuevo crédito podrá hacerle unos arreglos que le hacen falta a su casa.

El mayor sueño de la señora Rosa es poder comprarse un vehículo para poder trasladarse de un lugar a otro con sus ventas, ha pensado pedirle ayuda a una de sus hijas que vive en Estados Unidos para que le envié mercadería como brasieres para surtir su negocio, nuestra socia esta segura que le ira muy bien.

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,742,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Rosa Elena fOR NEEDED HOME IMPROVEMENTS.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2010
Jun 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010