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Gertrudis Maribel
The Aníbal San Andrés loan group meets every fortnight in the Montecristi county, where the famous straw hats are made and where the national hero Eloy Alfaro, also know as "The Old Fighter", was born.

Here we find Mrs. Gertrudis. She is 40 years old, has been married for many years and has three children. Two of them are adults but they all live with her. Her husband is unemployed due to poor health, which has been the case for a long time.

She is a housewife but also finds the time to trade so as to cover household expenses. She sells fish around Montecristi. She works from 5am to midday four days a week. She goes to Manta very early in the morning to buy the best fish for her customers. She says she likes to bring just the right amount to sell on the same day, because keeping it overnight costs a lot of money and her customers don´t like frozen fish.

The loan is to buy fish for her daily business. She has been with the loan group for 4 years and enjoys the meetings, because they give her a chance to share good moments with her friends. Her dream is to own her own shop.
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EL Banco Comunal Aníbal San Andrés que se reúne cada quince días en el Cantón Montecristi. Lugar de los famosos sombreros de paja toquilla y Cuna de Eloy Alfaro el Viejo Luchador.

Aquí encontramos a la señora Gertrudis. Tiene 40 años de edad, casada hace muchos años y tiene tres hijos dos de ellos mayores de edad, pero a pesar de eso todos viven con ella. Su esposo está desempleado, ya que desde hace mucho tiempo esta mal de su salud.

Ella es ama de casa pero se da tiempo para dedicarse al comercio para cubrir los gastos de la casa, se dedica a la venta de pescado por los alrededores de Montecristi, trabaja cuatro días a la semana desde las 5am hasta las 12 h00, desde muy temprano en la mañana se va a Manta para traer el mejor pescado para sus clientes, dice que siempre le gusta traer lo necesario para vender todo ya que el mantener el pescado hasta el otro día cuesta mucho y a sus clientes no le gusta el pescado congelado.

Este crédito es para seguir comprando pescado para el negocio diario, esta en el Banco Comunal hace ya 4 años y le gusta por las reuniones ya que en ellas comparte buenos momentos con sus amigas.

Su sueño es tener un local donde poder vender sus productos.


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

A loan of $550 helped Gertrudis Maribel buy fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 7, 2010
Listed
Nov 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2011