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María Mercedes
In Los Bajos Montecristi, a city known for its variety of traditional products such as toquillas, straw hats, in the country and abroad, members of the communal bank Santa Martha meet every 15 days.

Maria lives here. She is 40 years old and is in a common-law marriage. She has three children ages 17, 15 and 10, the two older children are in high school and the younger child is in elementary school. Her husband makes bricks.

Maria is a hard worker and with her husband they work in the hard labour of brick making which are used in construction. They work Monday to Saturday from 7:30am to 5:00pm. They make bricks and then deliver them to retailers who come to the site to buy from all manufactures in the area.

This loan is to purchase raw materials such as wood, sawdust and soil to make bricks. She is a founding member of the communal bank and she like it for the benefits and the meetings as she enjoys herself very much.

Her dream is to have a bigger house.
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En Los Bajos de Montecristi, ciudad conocida por su diversidad de productos típicos, como por ejemplo los sombreros de paja toquillas conocidos dentro y fuera del país se reúnen cada 15 días las socias del Banco Comunal Santa Martha.+

En este lugar vive la señora María, tiene 40 años de edad y mantiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene tres hijos de 17, 15 y 10 años, los dos mayores estudian en colegio y el menor en escuela. El marido fabrica ladrillos.

La señora María es una mujer muy trabajadora ya que junto a su marido se dedican a la dura tarea de fabricar ladrillos que son utilizados en el campo de la construcción, trabajan de lunes a sábado desde las 7h30 hasta las 17h00, ellos fabrican los ladrillos y luego los entregan a los comerciantes que llegan hasta el lugar a comprar a todos los fabricantes de la zona.

Este crédito es para comprar materia prima como leña, aserrín y tierra para la fabricación de los ladrillos. Es socia fundadora del Banco comunal y le gusta por los beneficios y las reuniones ya que en ellas se divierte mucho.

Su sueño es tener una casa más grande.

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

A loan of $450 helped María Mercedes to buy wood, sawdust and soil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 28, 2013
Listed
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013