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Rubia Lastenia

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Rubia is a member of the communal bank "Renacer Uncovia." She lives in the outskirts of the city of Cuenca. This city is known for its architectural beauty, for which it has been named a World Heritage Site. It has many places to visit and beautiful landscapes, it has a large variety of cuisine which interests both locals and visitors. The people are friendly, kind and still maintain the culture and traditions of their towns.

Rubia is 45 years old, is married and has had five children of 24, 20, 15, 7 and 5 years old during her marriage. Her first two children work side by side with her and help her financially. Her third child is studying at college and her two youngest children are studying at a school in the city. She does not have her own house but is renting.

Rubia enjoys good health, as do all the members of her family. She is a shop-keeper and earns her living selling clothes, cosmetics of various brands and also sausages. She has been carrying on this business for 5 years.

She invested her previous loan in buying merchandise to continue with her business. She has not had any problem in repaying this loan and repayed it by the due date. She will invest this next loan in the purchase of cosmetics and clothes so that she can have a larger variety of merchandise. She likes the communal bank because of the cameradery which exists in the group and because of the loans which give her the opportunity to continue with the business.

Her goal is to have her own shop where she can sell her products.
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La Señora Rubia es socia del banco comunal Renacer Uncovia, vive por los alrededores de la ciudad de Cuenca, esta ciudad es reconocida por su belleza arquitectónica la misma que le da el nombre de Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad, cuenta con varios lugares para visitar y la belleza de la naturaleza, tiene una gran variedad en la gastronomía la que cautiva a propios y visitantes, su gente es amable, gentil, aun mantienen la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

La Señora. Rubia tiene 45 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 5 hijos de 24, 20, 15, 7 y 5 años de edad, sus dos primeros hijos trabajan y la ayudan económicamente, su tercer hijo estudia en el colegio y sus dos últimos hijos estudian en una escuelita de la ciudad. No tiene casa propia por lo que vive arrendando.

La Señora. Rubia goza de muy buena salud al igual que se encuentran todos los miembros de su familia. Ella es comerciante y se dedica a la venta de ropa, cosméticos de varias marcas y también de embutidos, se encuentra en el negocio hace 5 años.

Su crédito anterior lo invirtió comprando mercadería para continuar en el negocio, en el pago de dicho crédito no ha tenido ninguna dificultad y realizo la cancelación a la fecha. Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de cosméticos y ropa para tener una mayor variedad de mercadería. La banca comunal le gusta por el compañerismo que existe en el grupo y por los créditos que le dan la oportunidad para continuar con el negocio.

Su meta es tener un local propio para vender sus productos.

Previous Loan Details

Rubia is a member of the Renacer Uncovia communal bank. She lives in the city of Cuenca, one of the most important cities in the country. It is a mixture of the colonial and the modern. Its people maintain the traditions and culture of their parents. Rubia, age 45, is married and has five c... More from Rubia Lastenia's previous loan »

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 72
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,587,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,000 helped Rubia Lastenia to buy clothes and cosmetics.
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2012
Jun 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 4, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Rubia Lastenia. It was first posted on Kiva on Dec, 2011. Learn More