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Mercedes María
In the canton of Rocafuerte, the members of the "Trabajando Para Un Futuro" ["Working for a Future"] communal bank meet every fifteen days. This area is known for the delicious sweets prepared by the inhabitants, which are recognized throughout the country, and for the warmth of its people, who are friendly and hard-working.

In this place, we meet Mercedes, who is 46 years old and lives with her common-law husband, with whom she has three children. All of her children are grown and study at the university. Her husband has a furniture-making workshop.

She is a very good homemaker because she helps her husband with the household expenses, by dedicating herself to raising chickens. She has a small chicken-raising operation at her home. She has done this for four years, and it has gone very well for her. She works every day. She buys the chicks from an incubator, and after three or four months, she delivers them to various stores in Rocafuerte and also sells them to commercial buyers who come to her home. Her children help her with this work.

She will use this loan to buy more chickens, as well as medicines and feed so that they will achieve good growth. She has been with the communal bank for three loan cycles.

Her dream is that her children will become successful professionals.
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En el cantón Rocafuerte se reúnen cada quince días las socias del Banco Comunal Trabajando Para Un Futuro. Este lugar se lo conoce por sus deliciosos dulces que preparan los lugareños que son reconocidos en todo el país y por la calidez de su gente amable y trabajadora.

En este lugar conocimos a la señora Mercedes, tiene 46 años de edad y mantiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene tres hijos, todos ya son mayores de edad y estudian en universidad. El marido tiene un taller de ebanistería.

Es una muy buena ama de casa que para ayudar a su esposo con los gastos del hogar se dedica a la cría de pollos, tiene una pequeña granja de pollos en su casa hace cuatro años y le ha ido muy bien. Trabaja todos los días, compra los pollos pequeños en una incubadora y después de tres a cuatro meses entrega en varias tiendas de Rocafuerte y también a comerciantes que llegan hasta su casa, sus hijos le ayudan en esta labor.

Este crédito lo va a utilizar para comprar más pollos, medicinas y alimentos para que tengan un buen crecimiento. Lleva tres ciclos en el Banco.

Su sueño es que sus hijos sean buenos profesionales.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 57
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Mercedes María to buy chickens and feed and medicines for them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 12, 2011
Listed
Apr 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 15, 2011