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Total loan: $1,275
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Martha Ines

Ecuador
Jipijapa, Ecuador / Clothing Sales

A loan of $1,275 helped to buy clothes and dentistry materials.


Martha Ines's story

The Mujeres Unidas [Women United] Communal Bank meets every two weeks in Jipijapa, the canton known as the Sultana of Coffee due to its extensive cultivation of coffee with an incomparable flavor. It is also known for its cuisine and the warmth of its people.

It is here that Martha lives. She is 45 years old, is married, and has two children from that relationship who are already grown and studying at the university. Her husband is a dental technician.

Martha is a housewife who took the loan so that her husband could use it for materials for his work and so that she could use it for her business. She makes a living by selling clothing from a catalogue and her means of selling is door-to-door. She has had her business for more than 10 years, and she likes it because she feels useful and because with her earnings she is able to help her children with the expenses for their studies. This loan is to buy dental materials and clothing to take advantage of the time in which they sell the most and make the best profit. She has been with the Communal Bank for more than 16 years and likes it because of the help they have always gotten from the Fundación Espoir. Her dream is that her children will have good professional careers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Perry


Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: December 13, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación ESPOIR

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: December 13, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación ESPOIR