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Rosa Teodora
The communal bank group called Mujeres Unidas de los Bajos get together twice a month in the city of Los Bajos de Montecristi, a city known for its rich culture and for its handicrafts such as the straw hats known inside and outside the country.

In this place we meet Rosa who is 56 years old. She is married and from this relationship she has 7 children. Six of them are already older and two are still living with her, and the youngest is 11 years old, and is a student in school. Her husband works occasionally.

She is a very good housekeeper and also a hard-worker. In order to make a living and to help her husband bring up the family she works preparing corn tortillas, yucca, humitas, (a typical snack or dish from the province) and ceviche. Every day she prepares these dishes and later she sells them from her home and her husband helps when he is not working, going throughout the neighborhood and surrounding areas. She has been doing this for more than 10 years and it is how she has been able to get ahead as her husband earns very little.

This loan is to buy corn, peanuts, cheese and other supplies needed to prepare the food. She has been in the communal bank since the beginning and she likes it because the group is united and it meets in her home.

Her dream is to have good health and to get ahead.
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El Banco Comunal Mujeres Unidas De Los Bajos se reúnen cada 15 días en Los Bajos de Montecristi, ciudad conocida por su riqueza cultural y por su artesanía como por ejemplo los sombreros de paja toquillas conocidos dentro y fuera del país.

En este lugar conocimos a la señora Rosa, tiene 56 años, está casada y de esta relación tienen siete hijos, 6 de ellos ya son mayores de edad y el menor de 11 años que estudian en escuela, dos de sus hijos aun viven con ella. Su esposo trabaja ocasionalmente.

Ella es una muy buena ama de casa y además muy trabajadora, para ganar algo y con esto ayudar a su marido para sacar adelante a su familia se dedica a la preparación y venta de tortillas de maíz, yuca, humitas ( bocadillo o plato típico de la provincia) y corviches, todos los días ella prepara estos bocadillos y luego vende en su casa y también su marido cuando está desocupado sale a vender por toda la localidad y sitios aledaños, ella lleva más de 10 años dedicada a esta actividad y es así como han podido salir adelante ya que lo que gana su marido es muy poco.

Este crédito es para comprar maíz, maní, queso y otros víveres necesarios para preparar los alimentos. Está en el Banco Comunal desde el inicio y le gusta porque el grupo es unido y se reúnen en su casa.

Su sueño es tener buena salud para seguir adelante.

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

A loan of $775 helped Rosa Teodora to buy corn, peanuts, cheese and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 24, 2011
Listed
Nov 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 15, 2012