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Estrella Del Consuelo
The members of the "Mejorando el Futuro" communal bank meet every two weeks in the town of Tierras Amarillas in Rocafuerte canton. This area is known for its farming, as a great part of its population work in short-cycle agriculture.

This is where Estrella lives. She is 44 years old, in a common-law relationship, and has four children, all adults. The youngest of them lives in her home. Her husband is a merchant.

She has a small restaurant in her home where she prepares delicious dishes. She works every day from 7:00am to 7:00pm as she makes breakfast, lunch, snacks and à la carte dishes. Her specialty is seafood, as it is her customers' favorite dish.

She has had a restaurant for more than 25 years, and thanks to this business has been able to help her husband raise their family. She also prepares delicious sausages which are very sought after by her customers.

She is going to use this loan to buy rice, meat, fish and other supplies for preparing food. She has been in the communal bank for more than a year and a half, and likes it because they have always helped her overcome difficulties.

Her dream is to buy a car, so that her husband can sell his products, as now he goes around on a tricycle.
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En una localidad llamada Tierras Amarillas del cantón Rocafuerte cada quince días se reúnen las socias del Banco Comunal Mejorando El Futuro, este sector es conocido por su agricultura ya que gran parte de sus habitantes se dedican a los sembríos de ciclo corto.

En este lugar vive la señora Estrella, tiene 44 años de edad y mantiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene cuatro hijos todos mayores de edad, la menor de ellos vive en su casa. El marido es comerciante.

Ella tiene un pequeño restaurante en su casa, en el cual prepara deliciosos platos, trabaja todos los días desde las 07h00 hasta las a las 19h00 ya que prepara desayunos, almuerzo, meriendas y platos a la carta, su especialidad son los mariscos ya que es el plato preferido de sus clientes, tiene restaurante por más de 25 años y gracias a este negocio ella pudo ayudar a su marido a sacar adelante a sus hijos y su familia, ella prepara también deliciosas salchichas las cuales son muy apetecidas por sus clientes.

Este crédito lo va utilizar en comprar arroz, carne, pescado y otros víveres para la preparación de los alimentos. Está en el Banco Comunal desde hace más de año y medio y le gusta porque siempre la han sacado de apuros.

Su sueño es comprar un carro para que su esposo venda sus productos ya que anda en un triciclo.


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  • $10,600
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Estrella Del Consuelo to buy rice, meat, fish and other supplies for her small restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 16, 2012
Listed
Nov 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 17, 2013