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Marlene Esperanza
María Auxiliadora Communal Bank meets every two weeks in La Sequita Parish in Montecristi, a canton known as the birthplace of Eloy Alfaro [José Eloy Alfaro (1842-1912), an Ecuadorian revolutionary leader and president] and for the famous straw [or "Panama"] hats that are valued both in Ecuador and abroad.

This is where Marlene lives. She's 48 years old and married, and has four adult children from this relationship, only one of whom still lives in her house. Her husband works in construction.

Marlene is a very determined woman who loves trade. This is how she earns her own living and helps her husband with the household expenses. For five months she has had a pharmacy in her house where she sells all types of medicine. She also raises pigs and chickens. She raises them for three to five months and then sells them at her house to merchants who then take them to various markets in the city.

She's going to use this loan to buy medicine to stock her pharmacy and feed for chickens and pigs. She has been in the communal bank for more than 16 years and she likes the earnings she receives from the institution.

Her dream is for her pharmacy to grow more every day.
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El Banco Comunal María Auxiliadora se reúne cada quince días en La parroquia La Sequita de Montecristi, cantón conocido como la cuna del viejo luchador Eloy Alfaro, y por los famosos sombreros de paja toquilla que son apreciados dentro y fuera del país.

En este lugar vive la señora Marlene, tiene 48 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tiene 4 hijos mayores de edad, pero uno de ellos aun vive en su casa. Su esposo se dedica a la albañilería.

Doña Marlene es una mujer muy luchadora que le encanta el comercio, es así como gana su propio ingreso y le ayuda a su esposo con los gastos del hogar, ella tiene una farmacia en su casa desde hace 5 meses en la cual vende toda clase de medicamentos. También se dedica a la cría de chanchos y pollos, los cría por espacio de tres a cuatro meses y luego los vende a comerciantes que llegan hasta su casa para luego llevarlos a los distintos mercados de la ciudad.

Este crédito lo va a emplear en comprar medicinas para surtir su farmacia y alimento para pollos y chanchos. Lleva más de 16 años en el Banco Comunal y le gustan los beneficios que recibe de la institución.

Su sueño es que su farmacia crezca cada día más.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 101
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  • $24,212,550
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Marlene Esperanza to buy medicine and feed for chickens and pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 26, 2013
Listed
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013