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María Sarita
The La Negrita communal bank meets every two weeks in the Montecristi canton. It is known for its rich pre-colonial culture and for its artisanal crafts known nationally and internationally. It is where the famous paja toquilla hats come from.

Here lives María. She is 50 years old. Several years ago, her husband passed away but from her marriage she has 4 grown children who still live with her, despite being engaged.

In order to get ahead with the household expenses, since she is alone with out her husbands help, Maria started a business several years ago. She has a little restaurant in her house where she prepares delicious dishes. She works every day making breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. A person works with her whom she pays weekly. She has had her restaurant for 6 years and it has always gone well for her because her customers prefer her because of the way she seasons her food.

She is going to use this loan to buy rice, meat, fish and other grocery items to make her food. She has been in the communal bank since the beginning and she likes it because with the loans she has been able to get ahead.

Her goals are to continue with her business.
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EL Banco Comunal La Negrita 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 50 años de edad, hace varios años su esposo falleció pero de esa relación tuvo 4 hijos mayores de edad que aun vive con ella a pesar de que ya están comprometidos.

Doña María para poder salir adelante con los gastos del hogar ya que esta sola sin el respaldo de su marido hace varios años empezó un negocio, tiene un pequeño comedor en su casa en el cual prepara deliciosos platos, trabaja todos los días todo el día ya prepara desayunos, almuerzos y meriendas, con ella trabaja una persona a quien le paga un sueldo semanal por su trabajo. Tiene 6 años con su comedor y siempre le ha ido muy bien ya que sus clientes la prefieren por la sazón que le pone a sus platos.

Este crédito lo va utilizar en comprar arroz, carne, pescado y otros víveres para la preparación de los alimentos. Está en el Banco Comunal desde el inicio y le gusta porque con los créditos ha podido salir adelante.

Sus metas son seguir adelante en su negocio.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 16
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  • $22,837,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped María Sarita to buy rice, meat, fish and other grocery items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 8, 2013
Listed
Jun 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013