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Martha Irene
Village bank Estrella De Belén meets every fifteen days in the neighborhood of Santa Marianita in the city of Manta, known for its beautiful beaches that are visited year-round by both foreign and national tourists. In this city the majority of inhabitants are fishermen or involved in other jobs related to the sea.


Martha is 52 years old, married, and has four children ages 26, 24, 22, and 20 years old, two of whom live in her house and study at the University. Her husband is a fisherman. She is a founding member of the village bank and likes it because the loans are always available on time and when she needs them.


She is a great housewife who wants the loan so her husband can have the necessary resources to do a good job at work. For his work, her husband goes out to see with other people on a small boat to fish and doesn't return for fifteen days after which he has collected the fruits of the sea. Once back on the beach he sells her products to wholesalers who distribute the fish all over the province. She says her husband has been doing this job all of his life and thanks to God he has always done well on his trips.


This loan is to buy nets, ropes, fuel, and food for the days he is on the high sea. Her dream is to have a large boat for her husband to be more successful at work and for her children to become successful professionals.

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El Banco Comunal Estrella De Belén que se reúne cada 15 días en el Barrio Santa Marianita de la ciudad de Manta, conocido por sus hermosas playas que son muy visitadas en toda época del año por turistas nacionales y extranjeros, en este lugar la mayoría de los habitantes se dedica a la pesca y a las faenas del mar.

En este lugar conocimos a la señora Martha, ella tiene 52 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tiene cuatro hijos de 26, 24, 22 y 20 años, dos de ellos aun viven en su casa y estudian en Universidad. Su esposo se dedica a la pesca. Es socia fundadora del Banco comunal y le gusta porque los créditos siempre están a tiempo y cuando lo necesitan.

Es una gran ama de casa que realiza el crédito para que su esposo tenga los recursos necesarios para poder realizar un gran trabajo, su esposo se dedica a la pesca, el junto a otras personas se van a alta mar en su pequeña embarcación a realizar sus faenas de pesca y no regresan sino hasta después de quince días con los productos que el mar les da, una vez en la playa entregan los productos a comerciantes mayoristas para que estos los distribuyan a toda la provincia. Nos cuenta que su esposo lleva toda su vida en esta labor y que gracias a Dios siempre ha llegado con bien en todas sus salidas.

Este crédito es para comprar redes, piolas, combustibles y alimentos para los días que tienen que estar en alta mar. Sus sueños son tener un gran barco para que sus esposo realice un mejor trabajo y de forma más segura y que sus hijos sean buenos profesionales.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
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  • $23,094,925
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Martha Irene buy rope, nets, fuel, and food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 31, 2011
Listed
Feb 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 15, 2011