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Ketty María
The Communal Bank "Virgen del Rosario" meets every 15 days in Colorado, which is located in the canton of Montecristi. This area is known for its rich pre-colonial culture and its handicrafts that are recognized on a national and international level. Most of the residents of this area engage in the manufacture of tagua buttons, handicrafts, and trade in general.


It is in this place that one can meet Sra. Ketty. She is 32 years old, married, and has three children (ages 14, 9, and 4). The two older children are in school. Her husband works as an appliance repair technician.


Ketty is a excellent homemaker who generates her own income so that she can help with the household expenses and pay for her children's education. She makes buttons out of tagua (a natural substitute for ivory). Ketty owns a lathe that she uses for cutting tagua in order to make the buttons, which are in crude form. The products are delivered to local wholesalers who come to the area to buy them. Later on, the goods are taken to Manta before being shipped abroad for the finishing touches. Ketty has been in this business for more than six years and has earned a good income.


This loan will be used to buy tagua, since it is the primary material used in making the buttons. Ketty has been with her Communal Bank from the very beginning. She serves as the group secretary and enjoys the convenience of the payments. Her dream is to have a large factory with the best technology.

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EL Banco Comunal Virgen Del Rosario se reúne cada quince días en Colorado del Cantón Montecristi, conocido por su rica cultura pre colonial y por su artesanía que es reconocida a nivel nacional e internacional. En este sitio la mayoría de los habitantes se dedican a la fabricación de botones de tagua, artesanía y comercio en general.

En este lugar conocimos a la señora Ketty, tiene 32 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tienen tres hijos de 14, 9 y 4 años de edad, los dos mayores estudian en colegio y escuela. Su esposo técnico en aparatos eléctricos.

Nuestra amiga es una muy buena ama de casa que para generar sus propios ingresos y con esto ayudar con los gastos del hogar y los estudios de sus pequeños, se dedica a la fabricación de botones hechos en tagua, para esto ella tiene un torno (máquina para cortar tagua) con la que se elaboran los botones pero en forma cruda, productos que entrega en su sector a comerciantes mayoristas que llegan hasta este lugar a comprar para luego llevarlos a Manta para que estos sean enviados al extranjero para que sean terminados. Ella lleva más de 6 años dedicada a esta actividad la cual le deja buenos ingresos.

Este crédito lo va a utilizar en comprar tagua que es la materia prima para la fabricación de los botones. Esta desde el inicio en el Banco Comunal, es la secretaria del mismo y le gusta por las facilidades de pago.

Su sueño es tener una fábrica grande con mayor tecnología.

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

A loan of $1,300 helped Ketty María to buy "tagua" (a natural ivory substitute) for making buttons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 16, 2012
Listed
Jun 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012