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Gioconda Maribel
Every two weeks, the members of the 'Damas al Poder' community bank meet in the city of Portoviejo, the capital of Manabí, which has been known for many years as the 'City of the Royal Tamarind Trees'.

Here we meet Gioconda who is 46 years old, divorced, and has four children. Three of her children are already grown up and her youngest is 16 and still in school. Two of her children still live with her.

With the aim of making her own money and using it to get provide for her children, Gioconda set up a bar in her house several years ago. In it she sells sandwiches and drinks such as soda, juice, energy drinks, etc. She works from Thursday to Sunday, from 3.00pm to 10.00pm, and her children help her in the business. Through this business, she has been able to provide for her children on her own.

Gioconda will use this loan to buy food products with which to prepare her sandwiches. She will also buy soda, juice, energy drinks and other products. She has been a member of her community bank for two years and she likes it because of the help that they have given her and because the interest rates are lower than those offered elsewhere.

Gioconda's goals are to continue making progress.
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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 Damas Al Poder.

En este lugar conocimos a la señora Gioconda, tiene 46 años de edad, está divorciada y de esta relación tuvo cuatro hijos, tres de ellos ya son mayores de edad y el ultimo de 16 años el cual estudian en colegio, dos de sus hijos aun vive con ella.

Ella con la finalidad de conseguir sus propios recursos y con estos sacar adelante a sus hijos hace varios años puso un bar en su casa, en el vende bocadillos y ciertas bebidas como sodas, jugos, energizantes, entre otras cosas, trabaja de jueves a domingo desde las 15h00 hasta las 22h00 y sus hijos le ayudan en su negocio. Con este negocio ella ha podido sola sacar adelante a sus hijos.

Este crédito es para comprar víveres para preparar los bocadillos, sodas, jugos, energizantes entre otras cosas. Lleva dos años en el Banco Comunal y le gusta por la ayuda que le han dado y porque los intereses son más bajos que en otros lugares.

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 47
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  • $24,293,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Gioconda Maribel to buy food, soda, juice, energy drinks, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 24, 2011
Listed
Oct 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 15, 2012