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Rosa Isabel
In the city of Portoviejo, the capital of Manabí known for many years as the City of the Royal Tamarind Trees, the members of the Av. Del Ejército communal bank meet every fifteen days.

Rosa is 54 years old, married, and from this marriage has four children, all of whom are adults. One of them still lives with her. Her husband is a builder. She was born in Loja, but she was very little when she came to the city where she has made her life.

In order to get ahead with her family, and seeing that her husband’s job isn’t secure, Rosa works in retail. She has a store in her house where she sells all types of products like rice, sugar, oil, detergents, legumes, vegetables, and fruits. Besides that she also sells all kinds of clothes. She works every day from 6:00 to 20:00, and sometimes until later. Her son and her husband help her at work when they are free and when they can. She has been running this business for ten years, and it’s going very well.

This loan is going to be used to stock Rosa's store, and she is going to buy all types of clothes, rice, sugar, cooking oils, detergents, sausages and other basic necessities. She’s been with the communal bank for 4 cycles, and she likes it because she has made more friends in the group. Her goals are to keep going forward with her business, and to see her store grow more each day.
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En la ciudad de Portoviejo, capital de Manabí conocida desde hace muchos años como la ciudad de los reales tamarindos, se reúnen cada quince días las socias del Banco Comunal Av. Del Ejército.

La señora Rosa, tiene 54 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tienen cuatro hijos todos mayores de edad, uno de ellos aun vive con ella. Su esposo se dedica a la albañilería, ella nació en Loja pero desde muy pequeña se vino a esta ciudad donde ha hecho su vida.

Doña Rosa para salir adelante junto a su familia y al ver que el trabajo de su marido no es seguro se dedica al comercio, tiene una tienda en su casa donde vende todo tipo de productos, como arroz, azúcar, aceites, detergentes, legumbres, verduras, frutas, además allí mismo también vende ropa de todos tipo, trabaja todos los días desde las 6h00 hasta las 20h00 y a veces hasta más tarde, su hijo y su esposo le ayudan en su trabajo, cuando ellos pueden y están desocupados. Tiene más de 10 años que se dedica a esta actividad y le va muy bien.

Este crédito lo va a emplear en surtir mas su tienda, va a comprar ropa de todo tipo, arroz, azúcar, aceite, detergentes, embutidos y otros productos de primera necesidad. Está en el Banco Comunal hace 4 ciclos y le gusta porque ha hecho más amigas en el grupo.

Sus metas son seguir adelante en su negocio y que su tienda crezca cada día más.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
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  • $23,946,025
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Rosa Isabel to purchase rice, sugar cooking oil, detergents, sausages, and other basic necessities.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 14, 2012
Listed
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 15, 2013