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Clementina
Clementina is part of the San Vicente communal bank. She lives in the Victoria del Portete parish. This place has large plains that are apt for raising livestock, and one is able to enjoy the tranquility of nature.

The members are hard-working women who, through their business activities, look out for the well-being of their households from day to day. They still maintain the culture and traditions of their people.

Clementina, age 67, is a widow. However, during her marriage she had seven children. All of them are grown, married, and independent. Now she only lives with two grandchildren, who are grown and work, and a seven year old grandchild, who goes to a school in the community. The house they live in is her own.

Clementina raises animals and farms. She has been working ever since she was a girl. Now, these business activities are the source of income for her household and her financial independence.

She will use her new loan to buy guinea pigs, chickens, manure, and seeds for her crops.

She likes her communal bank because of the companionship that exists been all of the members.
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La Señora. Clementina forma parte del banco comunal San Vicente. Vive por la parroquia de Victoria del Portete, este lugar goza de grandes llanuras que son propicias para la crianza de ganado y se puede disfrutar de la tranquilidad de la naturaleza. Las socias son mujeres luchadoras que día a día con sus actividades buscan el bienestar de sus hogares, aun mantienen la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

La Señora. Clementina tiene 67 años de edad, es viuda pero en su unión conyugal ha concebido 7 hijos quienes son todos mayores de edad, casados y independientes, ahora solo vive en compañía de 2 nietos que son mayores de edad y trabajan, y un nieto de 7 años que estudiando en una escuelita de la comunidad, la casa en la que viven es propia.

Doña Clementina se dedica a la cría de animales y a la agricultura, trabaja desde que era una niña y ahora estas actividades son la fuente de ingresos para su hogar y su independencia económica.

Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de cuyes, pollos, abono y semillas para sus cultivos. El banco comunal le gusta por el compañerismo que existe entre todas sus integrantes.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 51
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  • $24,308,800
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,525 helped Clementina to buy guinea pigs, chickens, manure, and seeds for her crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 14, 2013
Listed
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 21, 2013