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Jessica Paola
The communal bank "Con Amor Y Fe Hacia el Desarrollo" ["With Love and Faith Toward Development"] meets every 15 days in Los Bajos in the city of Montecristi. This city is known for its cultural richness and for its handicrafts, such as the famous hats made from toquilla fibers ["Panama" hats], which are known both within the country and abroad.

In this place, we meet Jessica, who is 24 years old. She is married, and from this relationship she has two children, aged 7 and 1. The older child is in school. Her husband is an artisan.

Jessica is a teacher in a private preschool, but to help her husband, she is taking out the loans so that he can use the funds for his work. He dedicates himself to making handicrafts from tagua [ivory palm nuts]. He makes an infinite variety of products in his workshop, and he delivers the finished items to merchants who come to his workshop to take the merchandise to other cities, where they are sold to the public. Her husband has dedicated himself to this art for more than 7 years, and "thanks to God," she reports, he has not lacked for work, since he has a steady clientele thanks to the excellent quality of his work.

This loan will be used to buy tagua to create these products. Jessica has been in the communal bank for more than three years, and she likes it because of the help the members receive with the loans.

Her dreams are to have a permanent position in a primary or secondary school, and to provide the best possible support to her children.
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El Banco Comunal Con Amor Y Fe Hacia el Desarrollo que se reúnen cada 15 días en Los Bajos de la ciudad de Montecristi, ciudad conocida por su riqueza cultural y por su artesanía como los sombreros de paja toquillas conocidos dentro y fuera del país.

En este lugar conocimos a la señora Jessica, tiene 24 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tienen dos hijos de 7 y 1 años de edad, el mayor estudia en escuela. Su esposo es artesano.

Ella es maestra en un jardín de infantes particular, pero para ayudar a su esposo realiza los créditos para que él lo utilice en su trabajo, él se dedica a elaborar artesanías hechas en tagua y elabora infinidad de productos en su taller, artículos que luego los entrega terminados a comerciantes que llegan hasta su taller para luego llevarlos a otras ciudades donde son vendidos al público en general. Su esposo lleva más de 7 años dedicado a este arte y gracias a Dios no le falta trabajo ya que tiene su clientela asegurada por el buen trabajo que realiza.

Este crédito es para comprar tagua para elaborar estos productos. Lleva más de tres años en el Banco Comunal y le gusta por la ayuda que les dan con los créditos.

Sus sueños son tener un nombramiento en una escuela o colegio y darles lo mejor a sus hijos.

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

A loan of $625 helped Jessica Paola to buy tagua [ivory palm nuts].
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 20, 2011
Listed
Dec 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 15, 2012