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Leifa Del Carmen
The members of the “Mejía” communal bank meet every two weeks in Mejía located a few kilometers from the city of Portoviejo, a city dedicated in large part to agriculture and to growing and selling coconuts. Leifa Del Carmen, 49, lives here. She’s married and has four children who are all adults now; none of them still live with her but she is raising her seven-year-old grandson who attends school. Her husband works in agriculture.

Leifa Del Carmen is a housewife who in order to help cover household expenses has had to work raising chickens. She has a small farm and every three months she buys chicks to raise for two to three months and once they reach adequate weight she sells them either live or by the pound. She sells to merchants and also sells at home to her local neighbors. She buys the chicks from an incubator in Portoviejo and has been in this line of work for more than 14 years; she likes it because she can earn a little without having to leave home and with a minimum of effort.

This loan is to buy more chicks and feed for them since the Christmas and New Year’s season is approaching and she sells quite a bit those days at good prices. She’s been in the communal bank for 9 years and likes it because the institution always follows through with the members. Her dream is to have another shed in order to house more chicks.
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En Mejía localizada a unos pocos kilómetros de la ciudad de Portoviejo ciudad de gente dedicada en gran parte a la agricultura y al cultivo y venta de cocos, se reúnen cada quince días el Banco Comunal Mejía.

En este lugar vive la señora Leifa Del Carmen, tiene 49 años de edad, está casada y tiene 4 hijos ya todos mayores de edad, ninguno de sus hijos vive con ella en la actualidad pero esta criando a un nieto de 7 años que estudia en la escuela. Su esposo trabaja en la agricultura.

Doña Leifa Del Carmen es una ama de casa que para ayudar con los gastos del hogar ha tenido que dedicarse a la cría de pollos, tiene una pequeña granja en la cual cada tres meses compra los pollitos y los cría por dos o tres meses y una vez que tengan un peso adecuado los vende ya sea en pie o por libras, entrega a comerciantes y también vende por su casa a vecinos del lugar, ella compra los pollos en una incubadora en Portoviejo, lleva más de 14 años dedicada a esto y le gusta porque se gana algo sin salir de su casa y con un trabajo mínimo.

Este crédito es para comprar más pollos y alimentos para los mismos ya que se viene la época de Navidad y Año Nuevo y en estos días se vende bastante y a buen precio. Está en el Banco Comunal hace 9 años y le gusta porque la institución siempre cumple con las socias.

Su sueño es tener otro galpón para tener más pollos.



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

A loan of $900 helped Leifa Del Carmen to buy chicks and feed for them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 31, 2012
Listed
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013