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Silvia Sara

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Silvia is a member of the communal bank 26-71. She lives in the city of Cuenca, which is known for its architectural beauty and its cuisine, which captivates the palates of locals and visitors alike. The people of Cuenca are warmhearted, friendly, and courteous. They still maintain the culture and traditions of the region's native peoples.

Silvia is thirty-six years old and married with three children of thirteen, ten, and one year(s) of age. Her oldest son has a disability for which he receives stimulation, and her second child, a daughter, is studying in a little school in the city. Her husband is a chauffeur by profession and lends his services driving a unit of taxis. They do not have their own home, and so live in her mother's house, with whom they share expenses.

Silvia finds herself enjoying good health, though she is worried about her son, whose health is delicate, which augments the risks of his disability.

Silvia makes her living selling cosmetics, a business she has maintained for the past six years. She has seen the necessity of contributing to the family income for the well-being of her children.
Silvia used the money from the earlier loan to buy cosmetics to expand the variety of her products and she has been happy with the result, since her sales are going very well and she has not had problems paying back the aforementioned loan. She will also use this loan to buy cosmetics. She likes the communal bank for providing loans quickly and without much paperwork, though due to her son's health problems it is difficult to attend the meetings.
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La Señora. Silvia es socia del banco comunal 26-71, vive la ciudad de Cuenca, ciudad que es reconocida por la belleza arquitectónica, su gastronomía cautiva el paladar de propios y extraños, su gente es de un corazón cálido, amable y gentil, aun mantienen la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

Doña Silvia tiene 36 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 3 hijos de 13, 10 y 1 año de edad, su primer hijo tiene una discapacidad por lo que recibe estimulación y su segunda hija está estudiando en una escuelita de la ciudad. Su esposo es de profesión chofer y presta sus servicios conduciendo una unidad de taxis, no tiene casa propia por lo que vive en casa de su mamá con quien comparte los gastos del hogar.

Doña Silvia se encuentra gozando de buena salud, pero se encuentra preocupada por la salud de su hijo que se encuentra delicado y aumenta el riesgo por su discapacidad.

La Señora. Silvia se dedica a la venta de cosméticos, actividad que la desempeña hace 6 años, ella se ha visto en la necesidad de aportar a la economía de su hogar por el bienestar sus hijos.

El dinero de su crédito anterior lo ha invirtió en la compra de cosméticos para aumentar la variedad de sus productos y se encuentra feliz ya que en sus ventas le va muy bien y no ha tenido problemas en cancelar dicho crédito. Este crédito también lo va a invertir en la compra de cosméticos. La banca comunal le gusta por los créditos son rápidos y sin mucho papeleo, pero debido a los problemas de salud de su hijo le es difícil asistir a las reuniones.

Previous Loan Details

Silvia is a member of Communal Bank 2671. She lives is a pretty place in the city of Cuenca, one of the most important cities in the country. In December 1999 it was named a World Heritage Site. The people there maintain the culture and traditions of their communities, and they are known for b... More from Silvia Sara's previous loan »

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Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 71
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,584,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Silvia Sara to buy cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2012
Jul 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Silvia Sara. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2012. Learn More