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Rosa Bertilda
The members of the Communal Bank "Madres Unidas" (United Mothers) meet every 15 days in the lowlands of Montecristi, a city that is known for its great diversity of traditional products. For example, the Panama hats that are produced here are known within and outside of the country.


It is in this place that one can meet Sra. Rosa. She is 54 years old, married, and has five grown children who are independent. Her husband helps with her business.


Rosa has a workshop in her home where she makes figures out of "toquilla" (the plant fiber used in the manufacture of Panama hats). She and her husband work together to produce several designs that are later delivered to merchants who take them to other cities. There they are sold at a very good price since they are traditional products that are of good quality. Rosa has been in this business for more than 30 years. She learned this trade from her parents and has been able to earn some income for herself as a result. Her husband does not have a job at the moment, so this is the only source of income that enables them to get ahead.


This loan will be used to buy plant fibers and paints for making her products. Rosa has been with the Communal Bank from the beginning and enjoys being a member because of all of the help her group has given her over the years. Her dream is for her and her entire family to be in good health.

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En Los Bajos de Montecristi, ciudad conocida por su gran diversidad de productos típicos, como por ejemplo los sombreros de paja toquillas conocidos dentro y fuera del país se reúnen cada 15 días las socias del Banco Comunal Madres Unidas.

En este lugar conocimos a la señora Rosa, tiene 54 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tienen cinco hijos todos mayores de edad e independientes. Su esposo le ayuda en su negocio.

Ella tiene un taller en su casa en el cual elabora figuras hechas con paja toquilla, junto a su marido elaboran muchos diseños los mismos que luego los entregan a comerciantes que los llevan a otras ciudades donde los comercializan a muy buen precio ya que sus productos son típicos y de buena calidad, ella lleva más de 30 años en esta actividad, aprendió de sus padres y gracias a esto ha podido ganar algo por su cuenta y ahora que su esposo no trabaja es la única fuente de ingresos que tienen para salir adelante.

Este crédito es para comprar paja toquilla y pinturas para elaborar sus productos. Esta desde el inicio en el Banco Comunal y le gusta por la ayuda que le han dado en todos estos años que está en el grupo.

Su sueño es tener salud ella y toda su familia.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 90
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  • $24,187,450
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Rosa Bertilda to buy plant fibers and paints.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 27, 2012
Listed
Mar 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 15, 2012