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Celia María

Update on Celia María

Celia is a member of the communal bank Damas Responsables. She lives in the city of Cuenca, which has a cold climate. There are many places to enjoy the countryside and nature. Since 1999 it has been a World Heritage Site. The people are friendly and gentle, and they still maintain the culture and traditions of their villages.

Celia is 72 years old, is married, and has eleven adult children, six of whom are married and living independently; her five single children work to support themselves. Her husband is retired and stays home. They own their home, which is the fruit of their work together. She is very content since she is successfully recuperating from a fall that she suffered. The other members of the family enjoy very good health.

She raises and sells animals, and she has been doing this for 30 years. She also does other kinds of work, which allows her to improve her family's financial situation. Having her own business has allowed her to stay close to her family. She used her previous loan to purchase animals for her business, and the profit she obtained was very helpful, as she had to buy medicines to improve her health. For this reason, she was a little late in repaying her previous loan. Her new loan is to buy guinea pigs and chickens. She likes the communal bank because all of the members are very kind and understanding.
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La Señora. Celia es socia del banco comunal Damas Responsables, vive en la ciudad de Cuenca, esta ciudad es de clima frió, tiene varios lugares para disfruta los paisajes y la naturaleza, es desde 1999 Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad, su gente es amable, gentil y aun mantienen la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

Doña Celia tiene 72 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 11 hijos todos son mayores de edad, 6 de ellos son casados y viven independientes, sus 5 hijos solteros trabajan para sus gastos personales. Su esposo pasa en casa ya que es jubilado, la casa en la que viven es de su propiedad siendo el fruto del trabajo conyugal.

Doña Celia está muy contenta ya que está recuperándose con éxito de un derrame que ha sufrido, los demás miembros de su familia gozan de muy buena salud.

Nuestra socia se dedica a la cría y venta de animales, realiza esta actividad hace 30 años, también labora en otras actividades las mismas que le permiten mejorar la situación económica de su hogar, este trabajo le ha permitido estar cerca de su familia. Su crédito anterior lo invirtió en la compra de animales para su negocio y la ganancia que obtuvo le ayudo mucho ya que tuvo que comprar medicinas para mejorar su estado de salud, por este motivo se atraso un poco en el pago de su crédito anterior. Su nuevo crédito es para comprar cuyes y gallinas. La banca comunal le gusta por la comprensión que recibe de todas las socias.

Previous Loan Details

Celia is a member of Damas Responsables Communal Bank. She lives in the city of Cuenca, which is known as the Athens of Ecuador. It is the cultural city of the country. Its beautiful urban landscape is harmonious with the geographic environment. Its historic center is the biggest and best pre... More from Celia María's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 33
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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 $1,500 helped Celia María to buy guinea pigs and chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2012
Aug 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013
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