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Filerma Narciza
The “Dulce Amistad” (Sweet Friendship) Communal Bank meets every two weeks in the Rocafuerte canton. This place is known for its delicious sweets that the villagers make, which are recognized throughout the entire country. The people there are very warm, kind, and hard-working.

This is the place where we meet Filerma. She is a founding member of her communal bank. She likes it because the interest is lower than in other institutions that make loans. She is 54, divorced, and has four children. They are all adults, but one of them still lives with her.

Several years ago she studied dress-making in an academy. She is a seamstress, and she has a small sewing shop where she has devoted herself to sewing for many years. She makes all types of clothes. However, she tells us that she likes to make clothes for girls and casual clothes the best.

She works from orders that private individuals make for what they need. She works every day from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Sometimes she works later when she has orders to deliver. She tells us that she has been devoting herself to this business activity for 20 years.

She will use this new loan to buy fabric, buttons, needles, thread, zippers, and other sewing materials.

Her dreams are to have a larger shop and better machines.
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En el cantón Rocafuerte se reúnen cada quince días las socias del Banco Comunal Dulce Amistad. Este lugar se lo conoce por los deliciosos dulces que preparan los lugareños y que son reconocidos en todo el país. Su gente es muy cálida, amable y trabajadora.

La señora Filerma es socia fundadora del Banco comunal y le gusta porque los intereses son más bajos que en otras instituciones de crédito. Tiene 54 años de edad, está divorciada pero de esa relación tiene cuatro hijos los cuales ya son mayores de edad pero uno de ellos aun viven con ella. Ella aprendió hace varios años corte y confección en una Academia.

Ella es modista y tiene un pequeño taller de costura donde desde hace muchos años se dedica a coser, confecciona todo tipo de ropa pero nos comenta que lo que más le gusta hacer en ropa de niñas y ropa casual. Trabaja a base de pedidos de personas particulares que le encargan lo que necesitan. Labora todos los días desde las 6h00 hasta las 22h00 y a veces hasta más tarde cuando tiene pedidos que entregar, nos cuenta que lleva 20 años que se dedica a esta actividad.

Este nuevo crédito lo va utilizar en comprar telas, botones, agujas, hilos, cierres y otros materiales para la costura.

Sus sueños son tener un taller más grande y mejores máquinas.

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

A loan of $675 helped Filerma Narciza to buy fabric, buttons, needles, thread, and zippers, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 6, 2011
Listed
Apr 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 15, 2011