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Angela Mercedes
In the city of Portoviejo, the capital of Manabí, which has been known for many years as the City of the Reales Tamarindos Trees, the members of the 8 de Diciembre [Eighth of December] village bank meet every two weeks.

Here we meet Angela, 59. Her husband died several years ago but they did have four children together, now all grown up and on their own.

Our friend makes her living in agriculture and business. She has a farm where she grows lemons and cacao. When her husband passed away it was up to her to move ahead with the crops. Not long ago she also installed some ponds where she's raising tilapia. She tells us that she's just about to take her first fish to a number of Portoviejo markets to sell to the vendors. She has three people helping her, whom she pays a weekly salary. She says that it's had work but she loves what she does because she's in contact with nature.

This loan is to buy fertilizers for her crops. She's done twenty-six loan cycles with the village bank. She's the groups treasurer, and she likes it because the group is very homogeneous and responsible.

Her goal is to keep moving ahead in business.
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En la ciudad de Portoviejo, capital de Manabí conocida desde hace muchos años como la ciudad de los reales tamarindos, se reúnen cada quince días las socias del Banco Comunal 8 De Diciembre.

En este lugar conocimos a la señora Angela, tiene 59 años de edad, hace varios años su esposos falleció pero de esa relación tienen 4 hijos todos mayores de edad e independientes.

Nuestra amiga se dedica a la agricultura y al comercio, ella tiene una finca en la cual cultivaba limón y cacao, ella al fallecer su esposo se hizo cargo de seguir adelante con la producción. También hace poco ha construido unas piscinas en las cuales esta criando tilapias, nos cuenta que ya esta por sacar al mercado sus primeros peces para venderlos a comerciantes en los diversos mercados de Portoviejo, en sus trabajos cuenta con la ayuda de tres personas a quienes les paga un sueldo semanal. Nos cuenta que es un trabajo duro pero dice que le encanta lo que hace ya que está en contacto con la naturaleza.

Este crédito es para comprar fertilizantes y abono para los cultivos. Lleva 26 ciclos en el Banco Comunal, es la tesorera del grupo y le gusta porque el grupo es muy homogéneo y responsable.

Su meta es continuar adelante en sus negocios

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 48
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Angela Mercedes to buy fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 17, 2011
Listed
Sep 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 15, 2012