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Karen Sofia
Camino al Progreso Communal Bank meets every two weeks in Montecristi Canton, known for its rich pre-colonial culture and its nationally and internationally renowned arts and crafts. This is the place where the famous "paja toquilla" [or "Panama"] hats come from.

Karen lives here. She is 22 years old and single, and lives in her parents' house. She is studying for her degree in communications in a university in Manta.

In addition to her studies she also sells all types of clothing and Visión-brand costume jewelry. She makes door-to-door sales and also sells to her classmates and acquaintances in the university. Her classmates make a lot of requests. She also takes advantage of her spare time to make sales. She leaves things on credit and collects every two weeks. She receives her merchandise at home because a woman delivers it to her. She has been doing this work for three years and it's going very well for her.

She's going to use this loan to buy more merchandise, such as pants, blouses, t-shirts, and costume jewelry. She has been with the communal bank for three loan cycles and she likes it because thanks to the loans she has been able to start a business that gives her money to pay for her studies.

Her dream is to complete her studies.
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EL Banco Comunal Camino Al Progreso se reúne cada quince días en el Cantón Montecristi, conocido por su rica cultura pre colonial y por su artesanía que es reconocida a nivel nacional e internacional. Lugar de los famosos sombreros de paja toquilla.

En este lugar vive la señorita Karen, tiene 22 años de edad, está soltera y vive en casa de sus padres.

Ella estudia para Lic. En Comunicación en una Universidad de Manta, pero además de dedicarse a sus estudios también dedica a la venta de ropa de todo tipo y bisutería de la marca Visón, su forma de venta es puerta a puerta y también vende en la universidad donde estudia a sus compañeras de clases y conocidos, le realizan muchos pedidos sus compañeras, además también aprovecha todos sus ratos libres para realizar sus ventas. Deja a crédito a sus clientes y cobra cada quince días. Su mercadería la recibe en su casa ya que una señora le entrega. Tiene tres años que se dedica a esta actividad y le va muy bien.

Este crédito lo va emplear en comprar más mercadería como: pantalones, blusas, camisetas y bisutería. Lleva en el Banco Comunal tres ciclos y le gusta porque gracias a los créditos ha podido emprender un negocio que le da para solventar los gastos de sus estudios.

Su sueño es terminar sus estudios.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 14
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  • $22,544,250
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Karen Sofia to buy pants, blouses, t-shirts, and costume jewelry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 15, 2012
Listed
Sep 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 15, 2013