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Teresa Del Jesús
The Communal Bank Mujeres De Lucha meets every 15 days in the parish of Picoaza, in the city of Portoviejo. The place is known for being a shopping area, for its traditional festivals of San Pedro and San Pablo, and for the happiness of its people.

It's in this place where Teresa lives, who is 69 years old and has a a common-law relationship. From this relationship she has 11 children, all of them adults, one of them still living with her. Her husband is a businessman.

She and her husband are engaged in commerce, while she is selling fruits such as oranges and bananas at her home, her husband is selling fruits and vegetables in the central market. Very early in the morning, they go to the wholesale market to buy products to sale and after that she helps her husband to set up his stall in the market. Then, she goes to her working place which is located at her home, where she sells fruits. Her husband has more than 35 years with this business. She just started her small business five years ago, so she can earn something on her own.

This loan will be used to buy fruits and vegetables for her business and her husband's. She has been in the Communal Bank since the beginning and she likes it because the loans help her a lot. Her dream is to have a well-stocked grocery store.
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El Banco Comunal Mujeres De Lucha se reúne cada quince días en la parroquia Picoaza de la ciudad de Portoviejo. Lugar conocido por ser una zona muy comercial, por sus fiestas tradicionales de San Pedro y San Pablo y por la alegría de su gente.

En este lugar vive la señora Teresa, tiene 69 años de edad y mantiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene 11 hijos todos mayores de edad, uno de ellos aun vive con ella. El marido es comerciante.

Ella y su esposo se dedican al comercio, mientras ella vende en su casa frutas como naranjas y guineos, el esposo se dedica a la venta de frutas y legumbres en el mercado central, ellos muy de mañanita salen al mercado de mayoristas a comprar productos para la venta y después de esto ella le ayuda a su marido a instalar su puesto en el mercado para luego ir a su local que está ubicado en su casa donde vende sus frutas. Su esposo lleva más de 35 años con este negocio y ella recién hace 5 años puso su negocito en el cual se gana algo por su cuenta.

Este crédito lo va emplear en comprar frutas y legumbres para su negocio y el de su marido. Está en el Banco Comunal desde el inicio y le gusta porque los créditos le ayudan mucho.

Su sueño es tener una tienda de víveres bien surtida.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 52
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  • $24,295,300
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Teresa Del Jesús to buy fruits and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 4, 2012
Listed
Oct 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 15, 2013