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Salome Monserrate
You will find the capital of Los Manabitas, Portoviejo, in a beautiful valley full of tamarinds. It is a lovely city, which is inhabited by unassuming and supportive people. The people are hard-working and dream builders like Salome.

She sells pharmaceutical products in the city of Portoviejo. She sells things like alcohol, belladonna cream, “Merthiolate” (an antiseptic), and other things. She works with her husband. He takes care of making the delivery to pharmacies. She has the business in her house, and she works filling orders. She has a vehicle, which is of vital importance to her when it is time to make delivery of the products.

She requests items, according to what is selling, from laboratories or commercial houses that she works with. But now her stock is depleted.

With the new loan she will be able to invest in stocking her business again. It has been ten years now. She tells us that it is going very well for her, and she has not thought of changing it.

She is married, and her husband is a sales agent. He also works for a laboratory. She goes to the pharmacies every 15 or 30 days. She gives them credit even though she has to buy all of the products she needs for cash.

She dreams of fixing up her house. It is her own, and she wants to make improvements so that nothing bad happens. She would also like to travel to other countries to know other lands and cultures.
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En un hermoso valle, lleno de tamarindos, se encuentra la capital de los manabitas, Portoviejo, una ciudad hermosa, habitada por gente muy sencilla y solidaria, gente trabajadora y forjadora de sueños, como Salome.

Ella se dedica a vender productos farmacéuticos en la ciudad de Portoviejo, como Alcohol, crema belladona, merthiolate entre otros, trabaja junto al esposo, él se encarga de hacer la entrega a farmacias, el negocio lo tiene en su casa y trabaja sobre pedidos, tiene un vehículo que le es de vital importancia a la hora de hacer las entregas de los productos, en lo que concierne a inversión según lo que se va vendiendo va pidiendo a los laboratorios o a la casa comercial con la cual trabajan, por ahora se le ha agotado el stock y con este nuevo crédito podrá invertir en surtir de nuevo su negocio, son 10 años ya y según nos cuenta le va muy bien que no ha pensado en cambiarlo, está casada, su esposo es agente vendedor y también trabaja para un laboratorio, ella visita las farmacias cada 15 o 30 días, deja a crédito, a pesar que tiene que compra en efectivo todos los productos que necesita.

Sueña con hacer arreglos a su casa, es propia y por eso quiere hacerle mejoras que no vendrían nada mal afirma, también le gustaría viajar a otros países, conocer otras tierras y culturas.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 52
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  • $24,308,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Salome Monserrate buy alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, creams, and antiseptic, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 26, 2010
Listed
Jul 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 21, 2010