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Felisa Magaly

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The communal bank Camino Al Progreso meets bimonthly in the city of Montecristi. This city is known for its rich pre-colonial culture and its artisanal crafts that are nationally and internationally renown.

Here we meet Señora Felisa who is 33 years old, married and has four children ages 16, 13, 11 and 8 with her husband. The older two are in secondary school and the younger two attend primary school. Her husband is a mason.

Felisa is a home maker who sells clothing from catalogs, Avon products (beauty products, cosmetics, perfumes and women's accessories), and phone cards so that she can have her own income. She works weekends, selling her products on credit and collecting every Sunday. She receives her products at home. She has been doing this for more than ten years and things are going well for her.

She will use this loan to buy perfumes, creams, cosmetics, clothing and phone cards as she wants to take advantage of the Christmas and New Year season. This is her seventh loan cycle with her communal bank and she likes it for the support they give her.

She is taking out another loan because she needs to buy more products as she has many orders. She has prospered in her life and this is thanks to the loans that have allowed her to buy certain things that her kids needed. For this she is very grateful to the institution. The loans have also improved her business as well as her personal life.

She dreams of seeing her children finish their studies.
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EL Banco Comunal Camino Al Progreso se reúne cada quince días en la ciudad de Montecristi, conocido por su rica cultura pre colonial y por su artesanía que es reconocida a nivel nacional e internacional. Lugar de los famosos sombreros de paja toquilla.

En este lugar conocimos a la señora Felisa, tiene 33 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tienen cuatro hijos de 16, 13, 11 y 8 años de edad, los dos mayores estudian en colegio y los menores en escuela. Su esposo es albañil.

Ella es una ama de casa que para obtener sus propios recursos se dedica a la venta de ropa por catalogo, de productos Avon (productos de belleza, cosméticos, perfumería y accesorios para damas) y de tarjetas telefónicas. Trabaja los fines de semana, deja sus productos a crédito y cobra cada domingo. Sus productos los recibe en su casa. Lleva más de diez años que se dedica a esta actividad y le va muy bien.

Este crédito es para comprar perfumes, cremas, cosméticos, ropa y tarjetas telefónicas ya que quiere aprovechar la época de Navidad Y Año Nuevo. Este es el séptimo ciclo en el Banco Comunal y le gusta por la ayuda que le dan.

Ella está repitiendo el crédito porque necesita el dinero para comprar más productos ya que tiene muchos pedidos. Ella ha prosperado mucho en su vida y esto es gracias a los créditos ya que ha podido comprar ciertas cosas que sus hijos necesitaban, por esto está muy agradecida con la institución ya que con los créditos su negocio mejora y también su vida personal.

Su sueño es ver que sus hijos terminen sus estudios.

Previous Loan Details

The Camino Al Progreso [Road to Progress] community bank meets every two weeks in the Montecristi canton. It is known for its rich pre-colonial tradition and for its artisanal crafts at the national and international level. It is where the famous paja toquilla hats come from. This is where Fel... More from Felisa Magaly's previous loan »

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
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  • $24,293,125
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Felisa Magaly to buy perfumes, creams, cosmetics, clothing and telephone cards.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012