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Gilma Guadalupe
In a community called Tierras Amarillas of the Rocafuerte canton, the credit group Mejorando El Futuro meets every two weeks. This area is known for its agriculture, because a big parts of its residents grow short cycle crops.

This is where Gilma lives. She is 54 years old. She is married and from her marriage has 3 children who are grown and on their own. Her husband works in agriculture.

Gilma took the loan out for her husband. He works in agriculture, growing rice and other vegetables all year long, and corn in the winter, because that is planted on higher land. The rice and the vegetables are planted on land that can be irrigated. He has water pumps that bring the water from the river that is near his crops. In general, there are three crops that he has every year and this is how they are able to get ahead, thanks to the fruits of the earth. Her husband works with two or three people caring for and harvesting the crops. Her husband pays them wages and these people can also bring home the daily bread with their work.

She is going to use this loan to buy fertilizers and pay for labor for the crops. This is her third cycle in the credit group. Her dream is to have a good harvest.
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En una localidad llamada Tierras Amarillas del cantón Rocafuerte cada quince días se reúnen las socias del Grupo de Crédito Mejorando El Futuro, este sector es conocido por su agricultura ya que gran parte de sus habitantes se dedican a los sembríos de ciclo corto.
En este lugar vive la señora Gilma, tiene 54 años de edad, está casada y de esta relación tienen 3 hijos mayores de edad e independientes. Su esposo se dedica a la agricultura.
Doña Gilma realiza el crédito para su esposo, el mismo que se dedica a la agricultura, el siembra arroz y verduras en toda época del año y maíz en la época invernal ya que estos los siembra en terrenos altos, en cambio el arroz y las verduras siembra en terrenos adecuados para el riego, el cuenta con bombas llevan el agua desde el rio que está cerca hasta sus cultivos, por lo general son tres cosechas de estos productos que realiza al año y es de esta forma que ellos logran salir adelante gracias a los frutos que les da la tierra, con su marido trabajan dos o tres personas en el cuidado y desbrote de los cultivos por lo cual su marido les paga un sueldo y esta personas con su trabajo también pueden llevar el pan diario a sus hogares.
Este crédito lo va emplear en comprar fertilizantes y para pagar mano de obra para trabajos en los cultivos. Este es su tercer ciclo en el Grupo de Crédito. Sus sueños es tener una muy buena cosecha.


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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Gilma Guadalupe to buy fertilizer and pay for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 17, 2014
Listed
Mar 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014