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Gloria Santa
The America Street Communal Bank meets every 15 days in the town of Cantón Montecristi. The town is known for its rich pre colonial culture and for its arts and crafts that are recognized at the national and international levels. It is a place especially known for its famous woven straw hats.

Gloria lives in this town. She is 44 years old and is married. From her marriage she has one son who is an adult and is independent. Her husband is a stonemason.

Gloria has a grocery store in her home where she sells basic necessity products such as: rice, sugar, oils and detergents, among other things. She also sells certain drinks like soda and water. During the afternoon she also sells hamburgers, hotdogs and sodas from a cart she has. She works every day from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm, and sometimes later. Her husband helps her with her work when he is unoccupied. She has had her store for more than 12 years and, thanks to the loans she receives, it is improving with the passing of each day.

She will use this loan to buy rice, sugar, oil, detergents, sausages, meat and other groceries to make hotdogs, hamburgers and to stock her store. She has participated in the Communal Bank since it began. She likes it because the loans improve her business more each day.

Her goals are to get ahead with her food selling business and to continue growing her store every day.
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EL Banco Comunal Calle América 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 Gloria, tiene 44 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tienen un hijo el cual ya es mayor de edad e independiente. Su esposo es albañil.

Doña Gloria tiene una tienda de víveres en su casa en la cual vende productos de primera necesidad como: arroz, azúcar, aceites, detergentes entre otras cosas, además de ciertas bebidas como sodas y aguas. Ella en las tardes también vende hamburguesas, hot dogs y sodas en una carreta que tiene. Trabaja todos los días desde las 6h00 hasta las 21h00 y a veces hasta más tarde, su esposo le ayuda en su trabajo cuando está desocupado. Tiene su tienda más de 12 años y gracias a los créditos la ido mejorando con el pasar de los días.

Este crédito lo va a emplear en comprar arroz, azúcar, aceite, detergentes, salchichas, carne y otros víveres para hacer los hot dogs y hamburguesas y para surtir su tienda. Está en el Banco Comunal desde el inicio y le gusta porque con los créditos cada día mejora más su negocio.

Sus metas son seguir adelante en su negocio de comida y que su tienda crezca cada día más.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 47
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  • $23,225,225
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped Gloria Santa to buy rice, sugar, oil, detergents, sausages, meat and other groceries.
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