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Elena Argentina
The May 3rd Communal Bank meets every 15 days in the canton of Jipijapa, which is known by its nickname "The Sultana of Coffee" because of its extensive coffee crop that has an incomparable flavor. This area is also known for its food and the warmth of its people.


Sra. Elena is a founding member of the Communal Bank and enjoys the help the loans have provided so that she can move forward in her business and improve her financial situation. She is 70 years old. It has been several years since her husband died, but their relationship resulted in five children, all of whom are grown. One child still lives with her.


Elena has a general store in her home where she sells all types of products, ranging from provisions to bazaar products, and also stationery. She works every day from 6am to 8pm, and sometimes much later. Her daughter helps her with her work when she is not busy, but in general, it is Elena who spends the most time at her business. She says that the part that she enjoys is being able to earn a living, as well as keeping herself entertained with all of the news that passes through the neighborhood. Elena and her husband managed this store together for more than 20 years, but when he died, she took over so that she could move forward.


This loan will be used to restock her store. She will buy rice, sugar, oil, detergents, bazaar products, and stationery. Her dreams are to continue pressing forward and to have good health above all else.

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EL Banco Comunal 3 De Mayo se reúne cada quince días en el Cantón Jipijapa, cantón conocido con el nombre de la sultana del café por los extensos cultivos de café el cual tiene un sabor incomparable, por su gastronomía y por la calidez de su gente.

La señora Elena es socia fundadora del Banco comunal y le gusta por la ayuda que le brindan los créditos para salir adelante en su negocio y mejorar su situación económica. Tiene 70 años de edad, hace varios años su esposo falleció pero de esa relación tiene 5 hijos los cuales ya son mayores de edad, una de ellos aun viven con ella con su familia.

Ella tiene una tienda general en su casa, allí vende todo tipo de productos, desde víveres hasta productos de bazar y también de papelería, trabaja todos los días desde las 6h00 hasta las 20h00 y a veces hasta más tarde, su hija le ayudan en su trabajo cuando esta desocupad, pero por lo general es nuestra amiga la que mas pasa en su negocio ya que nos comenta que es allí donde le gusta estar ya que allí además de ganarse la vida se entretiene y se entera de las novedades que pasan a sus alrededor. Tiene más de 20 años con su tienda negocio que tenia junto a su esposo y que al fallecer el ella tuvo que hacerse cargo para salir adelante.

Este crédito lo va a emplear en surtir mas su tienda, va a comprar arroz, azúcar, aceite, detergentes, productos de bazar y papelería.

Sus sueños son seguir adelante y tener salud ante todo.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
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  • $23,551,600
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Elena Argentina to buy rice, sugar, oil, detergents, bazaar products, and stationery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 24, 2012
Listed
May 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012