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Ana Leopoldina
The members of the Mujer y Fortaleza [Woman and Fortitude] Village Bank meet every fifteen days in the Los Jazmines neighborhood, in Portoviejo, which the capitol of Manabí province, and has been known for many years as the city of "Los Reales Tamarindos" [a soccer stadium].

Ana is a founding member of the village bank and she likes the added benefits she gets, like life insurance. She's sixty-years-old, married, and from her marriage has had three children, all grown. Her husband is a public employee.

Ana is a teacher by trade and teaches at a school in the city. She also has a business in her home, where she sells jewelry and assorted goods during the mornings; in the afternoons she teaches at the school and also sells to her coworkers. She buys some of her merchandise in Guayaquil and some from local artisans.

Her latest loan is to buy merchandise to stock up her store even more. He plan is to retire and work full-time at the store, which she would like to expand to have a big bazaar.
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En la ciudadela Los Jazmines de la ciudad de Portoviejo, capital de Manabí conocida desde hace muchos años como la ciudad de los reales tamarindos, se reúnen cada quince días las socias del Banco Comunal Mujer y Fortaleza.

La señora Ana es socia fundadora del Banco Comunal y le gusta por los beneficios adicionales que brinda la institución como por ejemplo el seguro de vida. Tiene 60 años de edad, está casada y fruto de esta relación ha tenido tres hijos, ya todos son mayores de edad. Su marido es empleado público.

Ella es profesora de profesión y da clases en un colegio de la ciudad, pero también se dedica al comercio, tiene un local en su casa donde vende bisuterías y algunas cosas de bazar, trabaja en las mañanas ya que en las tardes se dedica a su labor en el colegio donde trabaja, allí también les vende a sus compañeras de trabajo. Compra su mercadería en Guayaquil y otras a artesanas de la localidad.

Este nuevo crédito es para comprar más mercadería y surtir aun más su negocio. Sus metas son jubilarse y dedicarse de lleno a su negocio que quisiera ampliarlo y tener un gran bazar.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 96
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  • $24,122,200
    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 Ana Leopoldina to buy jewelry and assorted goods to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 21, 2010
Listed
Nov 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 15, 2011