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María Encarnación
In the canton of Rocafuerte, the members of the communal bank, "Trabajando para un Futuro" [Working for a Future] meet every two weeks. This place is known for its delicious sweets that the townspeople make that are known throughout the entire country. It is also known for the warmth of its friendly and hard-working people.

Señora María lives here. She is 57 and is separated, but she has 5 children from her marriage who are all adults. One of them still lives with her.

To get ahead on her own, our friend makes a living by raising chickens and pigs. She has a small farm at her home for the chickens and a corral for the pigs. She buys the chickens by the box when they are young, and she raises them for 3 months and then either sells them live or by the pound to her neighbors, or she delivers them to the merchants at stores in the area. She does the same with the pigs except she always delivers them to merchants who come to her house when she has an animal to sell. She works every day from 2 to 3 hours a day since this is something that doesn't take up a lot of her time.

She will use this loan to buy chickens and chicken and pig feed. She is a founding member of the communal bank, and she likes it because of the help that the loans give her. Her dream is to have a bigger farm and a car.
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En el cantón Rocafuerte se reúnen cada quince días las socias del Banco Comunal Trabajando Para Un Futuro. Este lugar se lo conoce por sus deliciosos dulces que preparan los lugareños que son reconocidos en todo el país y por la calidez de su gente amable y trabajadora.

En este lugar vive la señora María, tiene 57 años de edad, está separada pero de esa relación tiene 5 hijos todos mayores de edad, uno de ellos aun viven con ella.

Nuestra amiga para salir adelante sola se dedica a la cría de pollos y chanchos, para lo cual tiene en su casa una pequeña granja para los pollos y un corral para sus chanchos, ella compra por cajas los pollos cuando están pequeños y los cría por tres meses y luego los vende en pie o por libras a los vecinos o entrega a los comerciante o en tiendas de la localidad, de igual y de la misma forma lo realiza con los chancho solo que estos entrega siempre a los comerciantes que llegan hasta su casa cundo tiene un animalito para vender. Trabaja todos los días de dos a tres horas por día ya que esto es algo que no le quita mucho tiempo.

Este crédito lo va a emplear en comprar pollos y alimentos para pollos y chanchos. Es socia fundadora del Banco Comunal y le gusta por la ayuda que le dan con los créditos.

Su sueño es tener una granja más grande y un carro.

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

A loan of $600 helped María Encarnación to buy chickens and chicken and pig feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 22, 2012
Listed
Jun 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012