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Mercedes Antonieta
The Communal Bank Ruta Del Sol meets every other week in Puerto López, a place surrounded by beautiful beaches and tourist attractions. Every year the humpback whales arrive to mate, an event that attracts many tourists at this time of the year. Here is where Mercedes lives. She is 20-year old woman, married and mother of three children, aged 5, 2 and 10 months. Her older child is starting school this year and her husband works in fishing.

Mercedes is a great housewife and is requesting a loan so that her husband can use it for his fishing work. He uses a small boat and sails offshore to fish with another 17 people. They leave for one or two weeks and come back with the products that the sea has provided. Then they give them to the wholesalers so that they can distribute them throughout the province. Her husband has been in this profession since he was very young following the steps of his father. This is how he gets ahead and supports his family. He will use this loan to buy nets, strings, fuel and food for when they are offshore.

She has been with the Communal Bank for 1.5 years and likes it because she can help her husband thanks to the loans. Her dream is that nothing will ever happen when her husband is fishing offshore and to give a good education to her children.
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EL Banco Comunal Ruta Del Sol se reúne cada quince días en Puerto López, lugar rodeado de hermosas playas y de muchos atractivos turísticos, todos los años llegan las ballenas jorobadas a aparearse y esto es un acontecimiento que atrae a muchos turistas en esta época del año.

En este lugar vive la señora Mercedes, tiene 20 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tienen tres hijos de 5 y 2 años y un bebé de 10 meses, el mayor este año empieza la escuela. Su esposo se dedica a la pesca.

Doña Mercedes es una gran ama de casa que realiza el crédito para que su esposo lo utilice en su trabajo de pesca, él tiene un barco pesquero donde junto a otras 17 personas se van a alta mar a realizar sus faenas de pesca, salen por una semana o quince días y luego de este tiempo regresan con lo que hayan pescado para luego entregar los productos a comerciantes mayoristas que distribuyen en toda la provincia. Su marido se dedica esto desde muy joven ya que su padre hacia lo mismo por lo cual aprendió esta profesión la cual les permite salir adelante.

Este crédito es para comprar redes, piolas, combustibles y alimentos para los días que tienen que estar en alta mar. Lleva año y medio en el Banco Comunal y le gusta porque gracias a los créditos ella puede ayudar a su esposo.

Sus sueños son que nunca les pase nada en alta mar y darles una buena educación a sus hijos.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 43
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  • $23,142,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,700 helped Mercedes Antonieta to buy nets, strings, fuel and food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 17, 2013
Listed
Jun 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013