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Elsa Avelina
Elsa has been part of the communal bank Mujeres con Vision for the past 2 years. During this time she has formed some very good friendly relationships with all the other members of the group. She lives in the Llacao community in Cuenca city. This area is surrounded by much natural beauty, the people there are traditionalists and still jealously maintain the culture their parents instilled in them. Most work in agriculture, raising animals and commerce.

Elsa is 35 years old, she is married and the fruits of her marital union are 3 children of 13. 12 and 2 years of age. Her oldest daughter is in middle school and her second daughter studies in a small local school. Elsa's husband is a professional driver and he works driving heavy trucks. She owns the house where she lives.

For the past 3 years Elsa has been selling cosmetics for a living and she's doing very well. She also works raising chickens, cows, pigs and egg-laying hens but this agricultural work is only for her household's consumption.

She will use her new loan to purchase chickens, pigs and construction materials in order to improve her home. Her goal is to complete her house and to increase her business.
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La Señora. Elsa forma parte del grupo comunal Mujeres con Visión desde hace 2 años, en este tiempo ha llegado a mantener una muy buena relación de amistad con todas sus compañeras del grupo, vive por la comunidad de Llacao en la ciudad de Cuenca, este sector se encuentra rodeado de mucha belleza natural, su gente es tradicionalista y aun guarda celosamente la cultura que sus padres les inculcaron, laboran en la agricultura, crianza de animales y comercio.
La Señora. Elsa tiene 35 años de edad, se encuentra casada y fruto de su unión conyugal ha concebido 3 hijos de 13, 12 y 2 años, su primera hija está en el colegio y su segunda hija estudia en una escuelita de la localidad, su esposo es chofer profesional y labora conduciendo camiones pesados, la casa en la que vive es propia.
Doña Elsa desde hace 3 años se dedica a la venta de cosméticos y le va muy bien, también se dedica a la crianza de pollos, vacas, cerdos y gallinas de postura, la agricultura es solo para el consumo de su hogar. Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de pollos, cerdos y también en materiales de construcción para el mejoramiento de su vivienda. Su meta es terminar su casa y agrandar su negocio.

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 76
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  • $25,601,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Elsa Avelina to purchase chickens, pigs and construction materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014