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Regina Despertina
In the district of Crucita in the region of Portoviejo we find a place known as Los Arenales. It is where the members of the communal bank named "Faith and Hope" meet every two weeks. It is known for its beautiful beaches, its food, and the welcoming population.

Here we meet Regina. She is 30 years old and she is married common-law. She has two children, aged 13 and 10 and they are both in school. Her husband is a fisherman.

She helps her husband with her loans and by cleaning the fish when they arrive on the beaches of her community. She says that her husband sets out at the break of dawn and he comes back in the afternoon. That is when our friend goes into action and she starts to clean the fish which she later sells to the merchants who come to the beach for the fish. They take the products to the large companies in the city of Manta. They work five days per week and they have been in the business for 12 years.

She will use this loan to purchase fishing materials such as fuel, nets, lanyards, and food for the trips. She has been with her communal bank for 2 years and she is the secretary of the bank. She enjoys it because it is a very organized group.

Her dream is to have a car to distribute the products directly to the companies.
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En la parroquia Crucita del cantón Portoviejo, encontramos un lugar conocido como los arenales aquí cada quince días se reúnen las socias del Banco Comunal Fe y Esperanza, este lugar es conocido por sus hermosas playas, por su gastronomía y por la calidez de su gente.

En este lugar encontramos a la señora Regina, tiene 30 años de edad y mantiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene dos hijos de 13 y 10 años de edad los mismos que estudian en colegio y escuela. El marido se dedica a la pesca.

Ella ayuda a su esposo con los créditos y en las tareas de limpieza de los peces una vez que desembarcan en las playas de su localidad. Nos cuenta que su esposo sale desde la madrugada para regresar por las tardes, es allí donde nuestra amiga entra en acción y empieza con su labor de limpieza de los peces y luego los venden a los comerciantes que llegan hasta la playa a recoger el pescado para luego llevarlos a las grandes empresas en la ciudad de Manta. Realizan esta actividad cinco días por semana y llevan 12 años dedicados a esta labor.

Este crédito lo va a emplear en comprar materiales para la pesca como combustibles, redes, piolas y alimentos para el viaje. Está en el Banco Comunal hace 2 años, es la secretaria del banco y le gusta porque todo es muy ordenado en su grupo.

Su sueño es tener un carro para distribuir sus productos directamente a las empresas

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

A loan of $1,050 helped Regina Despertina to purchase fuel, nets, lanyards and food for the trip.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 26, 2011
Listed
May 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 15, 2011