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Zoila Obdulia
The Communal Bank Virgen del Mar (Our Lady of the Sea) meets every 15 days in the beautiful San Mateo swimming area in the city of Manta which is known for its beautiful beaches which have tourists all year from within the country and abroad. In this place the majority of residents work fishing and in the sea.

Zoila lives there, she is 32-years-old, married, and has two children who are 11 and nine-years-old and are in school. Her husband is a fisherman.

She has a business selling fishing supplies like nets, hooks, line, weights, harpoons, and many other things needed to fish well in the deep sea. She works three days a week and sells her products to the fishermen when they come in from the ocean. Every 15 days she travels to the center of Manta to buy what she needs so that she has everything for her customers when they arrive. She has been in this business for more than four years and it is going very well as now she has many customers.

This loan is to buy nets, line, hooks, lures, and other products. She has been in the communal bank for four and a half years and likes it because she used her first loan to start this business.

Her dream is to buy a fishing boat.
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El Banco Comunal Virgen Del Mar se reúne cada 15 días en el hermoso balneario de San Mateo en la ciudad de Manta, conocido por sus hermosas playas que son muy visitadas en toda época del año por turistas nacionales y extranjeros, en este lugar la mayoría de los habitantes se dedica a la pesca y a las faenas del mar.

En este lugar vive la señora Zoila, tiene 32 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tienen dos hijos de 11 y 9 años de edad, los dos estudian en escuela Su esposo se dedica a la pesca.

Ella tiene un negocio de venta de materiales de pesca como por ejemplo redes, anzuelos, piolas, plomos, arpones, entre otras muchas cosas que se requieren para realizar una buena pesca en alta mar, trabaja tres días a la semana, ella ofrece sus productos a los pescadores una vez que llegan de alta mar, cada quince días viaja hasta el centro de Manta a comprar lo necesario para que cuando lleguen sus clientes tener de todo para ellos, lleva más de 4 años en esta actividad y le va muy bien ya que tiene muchos clientes.

Este crédito es para comprar redes, piolas, anzuelos, grapas, entre otros productos. Está en el Banco Comunal desde hace 4 años y medio y le gusta porque con el primer crédito empezó este negocio.

Su sueño es comprar una lancha para la pesca.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,920,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Zoila Obdulia to buy nets, line, hooks, lures, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 24, 2012
Listed
Aug 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012