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Pastora Domitila
The members of the “Mujeres Trabajaras” (Hardworking Women) Communal Bank meet every two weeks in the Rocafuerte canton. This place is known for the delicious sweets that the villagers make. The sweets are recognized throughout the entire country.

Mrs. Pastora has been in the communal bank since it started. She is pleased with the benefits that the bank offers her. She is 50 years old, and she is in a common-law marriage. They have eight children. Seven of them are grown. Only the last one, 17 years old, lives with her. Her husband is a farmer.

She and her husband work in commerce and in agriculture. For their commerce business they buy peanuts, annatto, lemons, and tomatoes, etc. from farmers in the area. They then take them to Quito and Ambato, and they deliver to merchants in the markets. They do this once a week. On the rest of the days they do agricultural work. In the summer they plant short cycle crops like tomatoes and vegetables. In the winter they plant corn and peanuts, etc. They have the help of two people who work in the fields with them from Monday through Friday.

This loan is to buy peanuts, annatto, lemons, tomatoes, and seeds to plant next winter. Her dream is to have a truck to carry her products because the one they now use is rented.
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En el cantón Rocafuerte se reúnen cada quince días las socias del Banco Comunal Mujeres Trabajadoras. Este lugar se lo conoce por sus deliciosos dulces que preparan los lugareños y que son reconocidos en todo el país.

La señora Pastora esta en el Banco Comunal desde sus inicios y le agrada el Banco por los beneficios que este le brinda. Ella tiene 50 años de edad, mantiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene 8 hijos, siete ya son mayores de edad, solo la ultima que tiene 17 años vive con ella. Su marido es agricultor.

Ella y su esposo se dedican tanto al comercio como a la agricultura, en lo que es comercio compran a agricultores de la zona maní, achiote, limón, tomate, etc. y luego lo transportan hasta Quito y Ambato, allá entregan a comerciantes de los mercados, esto lo realizan una vez a la semana y el resto de los días se dedican a lo que es la agricultura, siembran en el verano cultivos de ciclo corto como tomate, verduras y en invierno siembran maíz, maní, etc. en el campo tienen la ayuda de dos personas que trabajan de lunes a viernes con ellos.

Este crédito es para comprar maní, achiote, limón, tomate y semillas para sembrar en invierno que esta próximo. Su sueño es tener un camión para llevar los productos ya que en el que ahora utiliza es fletado.

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

A loan of $550 helped Pastora Domitila to buy peanuts, annatto, lemons, tomatoes, and seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 17, 2010
Listed
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011