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María Solanda
The women members of the communal bank “Libertad #1” [Liberty #1] meet every 15 days in the city of Portoviejo, which is the capital of Manabí and has been known for many years as the city of the “Royal Tamarind Trees.”

In this place lives Maria, who is 56 years old, married, and has four adult children who are all independent. Her husband is a cabinetmaker.

In addition to being a good housewife, Maria has two businesses. She has a bookstore in her house and she also sells clothing by catalog, including light shoes, purses, wallets and costume jewelry, among other things. With the help of loans, she has been able to increase her merchandise, as before she was only selling clothing, and she has been able to greatly increase her sales. She sells door-to-door but also in her house, which is where her best-known clients come. She works Monday to Friday with her deliveries and she collects the payments on Saturdays. She buys her merchandise generally in Guayaquil but sometimes travels to Huaquillas. She has been running a business for more than 14 years, which has helped her provide for her family.

This loan is to buy purses, wallets, light shoes and shirts, pants and especially children’s clothing, which is what sells the most at this time of year close to Christmas and New Year. Maria has been working at this business for more than six years and she likes it, because she has grown it with the loans she has received.

Her dream is to have big store.
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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 Libertad #1.

En este lugar vive la señora María, tiene 56 años de edad, está casada y fruto de esta relación tuvo cuatro hijos todos mayores de edad e independientes. Su esposo es ebanista.

Doña María a además de ser una gran ama de casa también se dedica al comercio, tiene una librería en su casa y también se dedica a la venta ropa por catalogo, zapatillas, carteras, bisutería entre otras cosas. Ella con la ayuda de los créditos ha podido ir aumentando su mercadería ya que antes solo vendía ropa, es así como sus ventas también han crecido mucho, su forma de venta es puerta a puerta y en su casa hasta donde llegan a sus clientes más conocidos, trabaja de lunes a viernes en sus entregas y los cobros los realiza los días sábados, compra su mercadería en Guayaquil y en ocasiones le toca viajar a Huaquillas, ella lleva más de 14 años dedicada al comercio el cual le ha ayudado a sacar adelante a su familia.

Este crédito es para comprar carteras, zapatillas, camisetas, pantalones y en especial ropa de niños, que es lo que más vende en esta época cercana a Navidad y Fin De Año. Lleva más de 6 años y le gusta porque con los créditos ha aumentado su negocio.

Su sueño es tener un gran bazar.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 78
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  • $23,924,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped María Solanda to buy purses, wallets, light shoes and shirts, pants and children’s clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 19, 2012
Listed
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 17, 2013