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Ayda Isabel
The La Pila Communal Bank meets every fifteen days in La Pila, Montecristi canton. This area is well-known in the province and in the country for its rich traditional culture. There one can find a large variety of artisanry made by the locals in keeping with the customs of their ancestors.

Here we meet Aida. She is 23, married, and has two children ages 8 and 1 from this relationship. Her oldest child is in school. Her husband is an artesan. She has been part of the Communal Bank almost from the beginning and she likes it because of the benefits and the free loans that the institution offers.

She is a wonderful housewife who takes care of the home and is a merchant. She buys and sells decorations and ceramics. She rents a spot in downtown La Pila where she sells all kinds of clay and ceramic artisanry. She works every day from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. She tells us that she buys her products from artisans in the area; however, she buys them unfinished. Later, at night or when she has free time she finishes them to sell at a better price. She has had her business for six years and it has gone very well for her.

This loan is for buying more artisanry of all shapes and models to stock her business. She has been in the Communal Bank for 10 cycles, and she likes it because she used her first loan to start her business.

Her dream is to have her own location so that she won't have to pay rent, as a large portion of her earnings is spent on rent.
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En el sitio la pila del cantón Montecristi se reúne cada quince días el Banco Comunal La Pila. Este lugar es muy conocido en la provincia y en el país por su rica cultura tradicional, donde se puede encontrar una gran variedad de artesanía que son elaboradas por sus habitantes siguiendo las costumbres de sus antepasados.

En este lugar conocimos a la señora Aida, tiene 23 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tienen dos hijos de 8 y 1 año, su hijo mayor estudia en escuela. Su esposo es artesano. Está en el Banco Comunal casi desde el inicio y le gusta por los beneficios y créditos complementarios que ofrece la institución.

Ella es una gran ama de casa que se dedica al hogar y al comercio, ella compra y vende adornos y cerámicas, arrienda un local en el centro de La Pila en el cual vende todo tipo de artesanía hechos en barro y cerámica, trabaja todos los días desde las 8h00 hasta las 19h00, nos cuenta que compra sus productos a artesanos de la zona pero sin terminar, luego ella en las noches o en momentos que está desocupada les da el acabado para venderlas a mejor precio. Llevan 6 años con su negocio y le ha ido bastante bien.

Este crédito es para comprar más artesanía de todas las formas y modelos para surtir su negocio. Lleva 10 ciclos años en el Banco Comunal y le gusta porque con el primer crédito empezó su negocio.

Su sueño es tener su propia local para no pagar arriendo que se le llevan gran parte de las ganancias.


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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 57
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  • $24,312,500
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Ayda Isabel to buy crafts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 26, 2011
Listed
Sep 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 15, 2012