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Rosa Isabel
Every fortnight the members of the 'La Unión Hace La Fuerza' (Unity is Strength) community bank meet in Rocafuerte canton. This place is known for the delicious sweet treats that its residents make. They are well known around country.

Rosa has been a member of the community bank for 10 years. She likes the meetings and the talks. She is 51 years old. Several years ago her beloved husband died. She has four children from that relationship. Her children are now all grown up but one still lives with her. Her youngest daughter lives in Guayaquil and is still in her care as she is not married.

Rosa is a teacher in a local school. She also has a business selling all kinds of clothes and shoes. She sells her goods door to door and works every day since she also takes advantage of being in her work place to sell to her work colleagues. In her home, Rosa also has a cabinet making workshop in which her son works with the help of two other workers. They work on customer orders and also for stores who request their work. They buy their merchandise in Guayaquil and raw materials in Portoviejo.

This loan will be used to buy clothes, shoes, wood and other products for making furniture. Rosa's dream is to fix up her house.
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En el cantón Rocafuerte se reúnen cada quince días las socias del Banco Comunal La Unión Hace La Fuerza. Este lugar se lo conoce por sus deliciosos dulces que preparan los lugareños y que son reconocidos en todo el país.

La señora Rosa es socia del Banco Comunal hace 10 años y le gustan las reuniones y las charlas. Ella tiene 51años, hace varios años su querido esposo falleció, pero fruto de esa relación tuvo cuatro hijos, todos mayores y uno de ellos vive con ella. La menor de sus hijas vive en Guayaquil y aun esta también a su cargo ya que es soltera.

Es maestra en una escuela de la localidad, tiene un negocio de venta de ropa y zapatos de todo tipo, su forma de venta es puerta a puerta el cual lo realiza todos los días ya que en su lugar de trabajo también aprovecha para venderles a sus compañeros de trabajo. Además tiene en su casa un taller de ebanistería en el que atiende su hijo el cual trabaja con la ayuda de dos operarios, trabajan en esto a base de pedidos de clientes y de almacenes que les solicitan sus obras. Compra sus mercaderías en Guayaquil y lo que es materia prima en Portoviejo.

Este crédito es para comprar ropa, zapatos, madera y otros productos para fabricar los muebles. Su sueño es arreglar su casa.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 100
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  • $24,153,550
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Rosa Isabel to buy clothes, shoes, wood and other products for making furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 29, 2010
Listed
Dec 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 15, 2011