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Ayda Celeste
The Communal Bank “Camino al Progreso” (Road to Progress) meets every fifteen days in the canton of Montecristi. This place is known for its rich pre-colonial culture and its handicrafts that have been recognized on a national and international level. It is also where the famous Panama hats are made.


One can meet Sra. Ayda in this place. She is 54 years old, married, and has no children. Her husband is a taxi driver. Ayda has been with the Communal Bank almost since the beginning. She enjoys being a member because of the loans that have helped to finance her business.


In addition to taking care of her home and her husband, Ayda manufactures products and crafts made of foam. She says that she receives many orders for children’s parties. Ayda enjoys her job because many children have said how happy they are with her work. She works every day for several hours. When she has several orders, Ayda works for almost the entire day. She has been in this business for nine years and it has brought her many financial and spiritual benefits.


This loan will be used to buy materials for making crafts (party favors). She needs craft foam, paints, construction paper, adhesives, and other items. Her wish is that she and her husband have good health.

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EL Banco Comunal Camino Al Progreso se reúne cada quince días en el Cantón Montecristi, conocido por su rica cultura pre colonial y por su artesanía, que es reconocida a nivel nacional e internacional. Lugar de los famosos sombreros de paja toquilla.

En este lugar conocimos a la señora Ayda, tiene 54 años de edad, está casada pero no ha podido tener hijos. Su esposo es taxista. Está en el Banco Comunal casi desde el inicio y le gusta porque con los créditos se ha podido financiar su negocio.

Ella además de atender su hogar y a su esposo también se dedica a la elaboración de productos y manualidades hechos en fomix, nos cuenta que le hacen muchos pedidos más que todo para fiestas infantiles. A ella le encanta lo que hace ya que con sus obras hace feliz a muchos niños, comenta. Trabaja todos los días por varias horas y cuando tiene muchos pedidos casi todo el dia, lleva 9 años dedicada a esta labor que le ha traído muchos beneficios económicos y espirituales.

Este crédito es para comprar materiales para elaborar sus manualidades (artículos para fiestas), ella necesita fomix, pinturas, cartulina, pegamentos, entre otras cosas que utiliza.

Su sueño es tener buena salud ella y su esposo.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 67
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  • $23,510,575
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Ayda Celeste to purchase craft foam, paints, construction paper, adhesives, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 31, 2011
Listed
Apr 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 15, 2011