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Aura Cecilia
The Calle America Communal Bank meets every 15 days in Montecristi Canton, known for its rich pre-colonial culture and its artisan crafts. It is recognized at the national and international level. This is where the famous toquilla straw hats are made.

Here resides Aura, who is 34 years old, married, and from this relationship has come 4 children, ages 15, 13, 11 and 4. The 2 elder children study in a secondary school and the younger children in a primary school. Aura's husband is also a merchant.

Aura, in order to earn something and be able to help with the household expenses, sells clothing of all kinds door to door. She goes out 2 or 3 days a week, walking all over the city to offer her products. Aura actually works every day because she also sells in her home where her most reliable customers come. She goes to Guayaquil each time it is necessary to purchase merchandise. She has been doing this for 5 years with good results.

This loan will be used to buy merchandise such as pants, blouses, T-shirts, and children's clothes. Aura has belonged to this communal bank through 4 loan cycles and she likes it because with these loans, her business grows each time.

Aura's dream is to have her house well furnished with all the conveniences.
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EL Banco Comunal Calle América que se reúne cada quince días en el Cantón Montecristi, conocido por su rica cultura pre colonial y por su artesanía que es reconocida a nivel nacional e internacional. Lugar de los famosos sombreros de paja toquilla.

En este lugar vive la señora Aura, tiene 34 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tienen cuatro hijos de 15, 13, 11 y 4 años de edad, los dos mayores estudian en colegio y el menor en escuela. Su esposo es comerciante.

Doña Aura para ganar algo y con esto poder ayudar con los gastos que genera el hogar se dedica a la venta de ropa de todo tipo, su forma de venta es puerta a puerta, ella sale dos o tres días por semana a recorrer por toda la ciudad ofreciendo sus productos, trabaja todos los días ya qua también vende en su casa a donde llegan sus clientes más conocidos. Su mercadería la va a comprar a Guayaquil cada vez que necesita. Tiene 5 años que se dedica a esta actividad y le ha ido 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 4 ciclos y le gusta porque con los créditos cada vez aumenta su negocio.

Su sueño es tener bien arreglada su casa con todas las comodidades.

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

A loan of $850 helped Aura Cecilia buy pants, blouses, T-shirts, and children's clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 6, 2013
Listed
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013