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Galo Alfonso
The village bank Maria Monserrate meets every 15 days in the canton of Montecristi, known for its rich precolonial culture and crafts that are recognized nationally and internationally. They are famous for their straw hats.

This is where Enrique lives. He is 57, married and has 3 grown children, two of whom still live at home. His wife works in the home. Enrique is an artisan, working out of a workshop in his home where his wife and children help him to make purses, furniture and other household articles made out of wicker. He mostly uses that material to make his products which are appreciated in cities like Quito and Guayaquil, where he travels to sell his products once a week. He has been in this business for more than 20 years, having learned from his father, and it is what helps him to get ahead.

This loan will be used to buy wicker to make his products. He has been in the village bank for over 6 years and likes it because of the help he receives. His dream is to buy a car so that he can make his sales using his own transportation.
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EL Banco Comunal María Monserrate 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 el Señor Enrique, tiene 57 años de edad, está casado y de esta relación tienen tres hijos mayores de edad, dos de ellos aun vive en su casa. Su esposa es una gran ama de casa.

Don Enrique para sacar adelante a su familia se dedica a la venta de artesanías, él tiene un taller en su casa en el cual con la ayuda de su mujer y sus hijos elabora carteras, muebles y otros artículos para el hogar de mimbre que es un material muy utilizado para elaborar sus obras las mismas que son muy apreciadas en otras ciudades como Quito y Guayaquil, ciudades a las que viaja para vender sus productos una vez a la semana, el lleva más de 20 años en este negocio actividad que aprendió de su padre y es la misma que le sirve para salir adelante.

Este crédito lo va emplear en comprar mimbre para elaborar sus obras. Lleva más de 6 años en el Banco Comunal y le gusta por la ayuda que recibe del banco.

Su sueño es comprar un carro para realizar sus ventas en su propio transporte.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 60
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  • $23,522,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Galo Alfonso to buy wicker.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 7, 2013
Listed
Jun 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 21, 2013