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Laura Rocio
In Mejía, located a few kilometers from the city of Portoviejo, a city of people dedicated in great measure to agriculture and the cultivation and sale of coconuts, the Mejía communal bank meets every fifteen days.

In this place lives Laura, who is 25 years old and has a common-law husband with whom she has one 5-year-old daughter. Her husband is a merchant.

She is a young mother, and to obtain her own income, she dedicates herself to selling clothing of all types. Her sales method is door to door, and she also sells from her home, where her customers come to her when she has new merchandise. She works three days a week, above all in the evenings. She sells on credit to her customers and collects payments every fifteen days. The merchandise is brought by her husband or is sent from the United States, because he travels often to this country, since he is a U.S. resident. She has run this business for more than 2 years, and it is going very well for her.

She will use this loan to buy more merchandise, such as pants, blouses, t-shirts and children's clothing. She has been in the communal bank for two years, and she likes it because of the ease in obtaining loans.

Her dream is to keep growing with her business.
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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 Laura, tiene 25 años de edad y mantiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene una hija de 5 años de edad. El marido es comerciante.

Ella es una joven madre que para obtener sus propios ingresos se dedica a la venta de ropa de todo tipo, su forma de venta es puerta a puerta y también vende en su casa hasta donde llegan sus clientes cuando tiene nueva mercadería. Trabaja tres días a la semana más que todo en las tardes, deja a crédito a sus clientes y cobra cada quince días. La mercadería se la trae su marido o se la envía desde los Estados Unidos ya que el viaja a menudo hasta ese país ya que es residente Americano. Ella lleva más de 2 años con este negocio y le va muy bien.

Este crédito lo va emplear en comprar más mercadería como: pantalones, blusas, camisetas y ropa de niños. Está en el Banco Comunal desde hace dos años y le gusta por la facilidad para conseguir los créditos.

Su sueño es seguir creciendo con su negocio.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
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  • $24,193,350
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Laura Rocio to buy pants, blouses, t-shirts and children's clothing.
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