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Angela Maria
The Communal Bank “Damas Emprendedoras” (Enterprising Women) meets in the rural parish of Pachinche in Portoviejo. We talked with Ángela Maria, one of its members, and she tells us that she has been working with her Communal Bank for the past four loan cycles and is doing very well.


Ángela does embroidery by hand on fabrics made of fine thread. She also designs delicate and elegant appliqués to put on dresses. Her mother taught her this art and she has been honing her skills for 15 years. She completes 3-4 appliquéd embroideries each day and sends them to a woman who is in charge of shipping them abroad for resale. Ángela says her earnings are meager, getting the bare minimum of ten cents for each piece. Since this type of work requires a lot patience and concentration, the majority of her time is dedicated to this activity. On Saturdays, she sells Yanbal beauty products. Giver her economic situation, Ángela says there are no days for her to rest.


With this new loan, Ángela will purchase Yanbal products such as crèmes, lipsticks, compacts, perfumes, costume jewelry, and other cosmetics offered by this line. She will spend some time to take care of her health, which has been affected as of late.

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El Banco Comunal Damas Emprendedoras se reúne en una parroquia rural de Portoviejo llamada Pachinche, conversamos con la socia Ángela Maria y nos comenta que desde hace cuatro ciclos viene trabajando con su banco comunal y le va muy bien.

Ella se dedica a bordar a mano en tela con hilos finos y delicados diseños muy elegantes en apliques para vestidos, este arte fue enseñado por su mamá y lleva quince años realizando esta actividad, diariamente borda de 3 a 4 de estos apliques que los entrega a una señora que se encarga de enviar fuera del país para su venta, nos manifiesta que la ganancia es mínima de apenas 10 centavos en cada uno a pesar de ser una tarea bastante difícil que requiere de mucha paciencia y mayor concentración por lo que dedica el mayor de su tiempo a este trabajo, a más de ésta actividad los sábados vende productos de belleza Yanbal; dada la situación económica no hay día para el descanso comenta.

Con este nuevo préstamo nuestra socia invertirá en productos Yanbal como cremas, labiales, maquillajes, perfumes, bisutería y más cosméticos para toda la familia que ofrece esta línea y dedicarle cuidado a su salud que ultimamente se ha visto afectada.

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  • $10,200
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Angela Maria purchase Yanbal cosmetics & jewelry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 4, 2010
Listed
Feb 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 15, 2010