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María Imelda
The communal bank Aníbal San Andrés meets every two weeks in the Montecristi Canton. This area is known for its rich pre-colonial culture and its handicrafts that are recognized nationally and internationally. It is a place famous for its toquilla straw hats (Panama hats).

Mrs. María is 54, is in a communal marriage and has three children, two who are now adults. The youngest is single and lives with her. Her husband is a teacher in a handicrafts school.

Maria’s business is buying and selling chickens. She works daily from 6 am until 4 pm in her stand in the Montecristi Market. She purchases the chickens from the merchants who bring them to her stand, then she cleans the chickens and sells them by the pound. She has had the stand for 5 years and says that it is going well.

The loan will be used to buy more chickens and a scale to weigh them, since the scale that she has is in poor condition and has caused problems. She has been in the communal bank since she started and she likes it because it has continued with the same principles to help the members get ahead.

Her dream is to have a bigger stand.
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EL Banco Comunal Aníbal San Andrés que se reúne cada quince días en el Cantón Montecristi , conocido por su rica cultura pre colonial y por su artesanía, que es reconocida a nivel nacional e internacional. Lugar de los famosos sombreros de paja toquilla.

La señora María tiene 54 años de edad, mantiene una relación de unión libre y de esta relación tiene tres hijos ya todos mayores de edad, el menor que es soltero vive con ella. Su marido es profesor en un colegio artesanal.

Tiene un negocio de compra y venta de pollos. Trabaja todos los días desde las 6am hasta las 16h00 en su local en el mercado de Montecristi. Compra los pollos en pie a comerciantes que le llevan hasta su local, luego los pela y los vende por libras, tiene este negocio ya por 5 años y dice que le ha ido muy bien.

Este crédito lo va a ocupar en comprar más pollos y una báscula para pesar los pollos ya que la que tiene esta deteriorada y le ha causado molestias. Está en el Banco Comunal desde el inicio y le ha gustado porque se han mantenido desde el principio con los mismos principios que son los de ayudarlas a salir adelante.

Su sueño es tener un local más grande.

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

A loan of $775 helped María Imelda to buy chickens and a scale.
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