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Herminda
Picoaza is recorded in books as one of the indigenous towns that is part of the Manteña culture. This urban parish is situated only 10 minutes from the city of Portoviejo, the capital of the Manabi province. It's a place full of history, where the members of the communal bank Maria Asuncion meet twice a month.

Here we meet Herminda, aged 76. She is married, and has 9 children from this relationship. All of her children are now adults and are independent, though they live quite close to her. Her husband no longer works because he is ill.

Herminda is taking a loan to invest in a metal shop that she has in her house with one of her children. She tells us that her husband had this business, but because of his illness he had to leave it. Now her son is in charge of the work, and she receives part of the earnings based on the investment she makes in materials. This is how she and her husband get by. In the workshop, they do a lot of work with metal, aluminum and glass, building doors, windows, structures and a variety of other things. She has had this workshop for more than 20 years. Her husband worked in it, and thanks to God it always has done well.

This loan will be used to buy iron, welding materials and paints for her workshop. She has been with her communal bank from the start, and she likes it because of the help that they have given her over all of this time.

Her dream is to continue to move forward.
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Picoaza consta en los libros como uno de los pueblos aborígenes parte de la cultura manteña, esta parroquia urbana situada a tan solo diez minutos de la ciudad de Portoviejo capital manabita está llena de muchas historias, aquí se reúnen cada quince días las socias del Banco Comunal María Asunción.

En este lugar conocimos a la señora Herminda, tiene 76 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tienen nueve hijos, todos mayores de edad e independientes, aunque viven muy cerca de ella. Su esposo ya no trabaja por enfermedad.

Ella realiza el crédito para invertirlo en un taller de cerrajería que tienen en su casa con uno de sus hijos, nos cuenta que este negocio lo tenía su esposo pero que por motivos de enfermedad tuvo que dejar y ahora su hijo se hace cargo del trabajo y ella recibe parte de las ganancias por la inversión que hace en los materiales y es con esto ella y sus esposo salen adelante, allí realizan muchos trabajos con el metal el aluminio y el vidrio, construyen pertas, ventanas, estructuras y varias cosas más, este taller lo tienen hace mas de 20 años en los cuales su esposo trabajaba y gracias a Dios siempre les ha ido bien.

Este crédito es para comprar hierro, soldaduras y pinturas para su taller. Esta desde el inicio en el Banco Comunal y le gusta por la ayuda que le han dado a lo largo de este tiempo.

Su sueño es seguir adelante.


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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 53
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  • $23,490,725
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Herminda to buy iron, welding materials and paints.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 11, 2012
Listed
Jun 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012