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Aida María
Mejía is located a few kilometers outside of the city of Portoviejo, a city where most of the residents engage in farming activities such as growing and selling coconuts. The members of the Mejía Communal Bank meet every fifteen days.


Sra. Aida is 69 years old and has been a widow for several years. She has eight children, six sons and two daughters. All of her children are grown and live independently, but two of her children sleep at her house at night to keep her company.


Aida has a small poultry farm. She buys the chickens in Portoviejo when they are little and raises them for two to three months. Aida then sells them whole or by the pound to local residents either directly or through delivery. She also sells to stores. Aida works every day for two to three hours, caring for and feeding her animals.


Sra. Aida is a founding member of her Communal Bank and has always enjoyed the support it has provided her. This loan will be used to buy more chickens since she anticipates very good sales during the Christmas and New Year’s season. Her dream to have a larger poultry farm.

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Mejía está localizada a unos pocos kilómetros de la ciudad de Portoviejo, ciudad de gente dedicada en gran parte a la agricultura, cultivan y venden cocos, se reúnen cada quince días el Banco Comunal Mejía.

La señora Aida tiene 69 años, hace varios años quedo viuda y de esta relación tuvo 8 hijos, 6 varones y dos mujeres, todos son mayores y viven independientes pero en las noches dos de sus hijos duermen en su casa para acompañarla.

Tiene una pequeña granja de pollos, compra los pollos en Portoviejo cuando están pequeñitos y los cría por dos o tres meses, luego los vende enteros o por libras a personas de la localidad o muchas veces entrega también en las tiendas. Trabaja todos los días de dos a tres horas diarias en el cuidado y alimentación de sus animalitos.

Es socia fundadora del Banco Comunal y siempre le ha gustado por la ayuda que le ha brindado. Este crédito es para comprar más pollos ya que la temporada que se avecina es muy buena por la Navidad y fin de Año.

Su sueño es tener gallinero más grande.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 54
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  • $24,308,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Aida María purchase chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 11, 2010
Listed
Nov 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2011