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Fidencia Del Pilar
Pilar is a member of the Rocafuerte Community Bank. The group has 21 members who live in the town of Rocafuerte, which is approximately a half hour from the city of Portoviejo. The city is very well known for the sweets they sell. The Rocafuerte group is very united, and the women get along very well with each other. The day of our interview with Pilar was one of the member’s birthdays. They served snacks, and each member gave a small amount of money to give her as a gift.

Pilar is a 56 year old widow. She has five grown children, and they have their own families. She has ten grandchildren, and four more are on the way.

She sells cheese, peanuts, and spicy sausages from her home. She delivers her products to homes and also to institutions. She has had the business for 15 years. She buys the cheese from her son, who sells it wholesale. The prices change a little day to day, but she normally buys for $1.30 a pound. She sells it for $1.60 a pound. She sells between 80 and 100 pounds each week.

This business has served her well since her husband died. She has income to pay for her necessities and for the household expenses (light, telephone, etc.).

Pilar is asking the Fundación Espoir for a loan to spend little by little buying cheese. She has many dreams and projects for the future.
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La señora Pilar es socia del Banco Comunal Rocafuerte, un grupo de 21 mujeres que residen en el pueblo de Rocafuerte, aproximadamente media hora de la ciudad de Portoviejo. La ciudad es muy conocida por los dulces que vende. El grupo Rocafuerte es muy unido, y las señoras se llevan muy bien entre ellas. El día de nuestra entrevista con Sra. Pilar era el cumpleaños de una de las socias, por eso sirvieron unos bocaditos y cada socia aportó un poco de dinero para regalarla.

Sra. Pilar tiene 56 años, es viuda, y tiene 5 hijos, todos ya son mayores con familias propias. Ella tiene 10 nietos, y dice que unos 4 más ya vienen en camino. Ella se dedica a la venta de queso, maní y longaniza desde su misma casa. Entrega sus productos a domicilios y también a instituciones; ya lleva 15 años con este negocio. El queso lo compra de su hijo, que vende queso al por mayor. Los precios cambian un poco de día a día, pero normalmente lo compra a $1.30 la libra y lo revende a $1.60 la libra. Vende entre 80 y 100 libras de queso cada semana. Dice que este negocio le ha servido bastante desde que murió su esposo, porque así tiene ingresos para pagar sus necesidades y los gastos del hogar (la luz, el teléfono, etc.).

Sra. Pilar está pidiendo un crédito a fundación Espoir para invertir poco a poco en la compra de quesos. Dice que tiene muchos sueños y proyectos para el futuro.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Fidencia Del Pilar buy cheese, peanuts, and spicy sausages to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 29, 2009
Listed
Aug 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 15, 2009