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María Elizabeth
The Eloy Alfaro Communal Bank meets every two weeks in the Montecristi Cantón, a place known for its rich pre-colonial culture and for its handicrafts which are recognized at both a national and international level. It is the place where the famous Panama hats are made. This is where María lives. María is 38 years old and divorced and has two children from her marriage aged 11 and 5, both of whom are in school. María is studying pre-school education at the University of Manta as well as being a homemaker and mother. So that her children do not want for anything, she also works selling various types of clothing, plastic products such as chairs, tables, baskets, etc. She sells from home and also sells drinks and snacks. She takes the clothing to her study center, and her best customers are her classmates. She has been running this business, which she started with her first loan from the bank, for three years, She earns her living from her business which also provides for her children. She is going to use this loan to buy stock for her business and buy clothing, plastic products, sodas. and water. She has been a member of the communal bank for three years now and she likes it because her first loan helped her to start her business.
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EL Banco Comunal Eloy Alfaro que 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 María, tiene 38 años de edad, está divorciada pero de esa relación tiene dos hijos de 11 y 5 años que estudian en la escuela.

Doña María estudia el último semestre de párvulo en una universidad de Manta además de ser ama de casa y madre. Para que nada les falte a sus hijos también se dedica al comercio, vende ropa de todo tipo, productos de plástico como: sillas, mesas, canastas, etc. negocio que tiene en su casa en el cual también vende bebidas y alimentos de picar. Ella lleva la ropa a su centro de estudios ya que sus mejores clientes son sus compañeras de clases, lleva tres años con su negocio el cual empezó con su primer crédito que recibió del banco y con el cual se gana el sustento de ella y sus hijos.

Este crédito lo va a emplear en surtir más su negocio va a comprar ropa, productos de plástico, sodas y aguas Está en el Banco Comunal desde hace 3 años y le gusta porque con el primer crédito empezó su negocio.

Su sueño es darles lo mejor a sus hijos.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
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  • $24,153,550
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped María Elizabeth to buy clothes, plastic furniture, sodas and water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 8, 2013
Listed
Jun 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 21, 2013