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Edith Marlene
The Guillermo Balda communal bank meets every two weeks in the Montecristi canton, known for its rich pre-colonial culture and for its artisanal crafts nationally and internationally. It is the home of the famous paja toquilla hats.

This is where Edith lives. She is 56 years old, married and the mother of six grown children. One of them still lives with her. Her husband is ill and doesn't work.

Edith, in addition to being a great mother and wife is also a merchant. She sells all types of clothing door to door. She also sells from her house where she has display cases. She works filling orders and that is why most of the clothes she brings from her trips is to deliver to customers. She works three days a week and every weekend, selling on credit and collecting every two weeks. She has been doing this activity for 5 years, since her husband became ill, nd that is how, with her earnings, they can get ahead.

She is going to use the loan to buy more merchandise such as pants, blouses, shirts and children's clothing. She has been in the communal bank since the beginning and she likes it because of the help the loans always give her.

Her dreams are to get ahead and for her husband to get better.
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EL Banco Comunal Guillermo Balda se reúne cada quince días en 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 Edith, tiene 56 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tienen seis hijos mayores de edad, una de ellos aún vive con ella. Su esposo está enfermo y no trabaja.

Doña Edith además de ser una gran madre y esposa también se dedica al comercio, vende ropa de todo tipo, su forma de venta es puerta a puerta y también vende en su casa donde tiene unas vitrinas, trabaja a base de pedidos y es así que la mayoría de ropa que ella trae de sus viajes es para entregar. Trabaja tres días a las semanas y todos los fines de semana, dejan a crédito y cobra cada quince días. Tiene 5 años que se dedica a esta actividad desde que su esposo enfermo y es así que con sus ganancias que pueden salir adelante.

Este crédito lo va emplear en comprar más mercadería como: pantalones, blusas, camisetas y ropa de niños. Esta desde el inicio en el Banco Comunal le gusta por la ayuda que siempre le brindan los créditos.

Sus sueños son seguir adelante y que su esposo mejore.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 18
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  • $22,604,625
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Edith Marlene to buy pants, blouses, shirts, and children's clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 28, 2013
Listed
Jul 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013