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Juana Mercedes
The San Andrés communal bank meets every fifteen days in Picoaza parish in the city of Portoviejo. This is a place known for having lots of commerce, for its traditional San Pedro and San Pablo festivals, and for the cheerfulness of its people.

This is also the home of Juana, who is 58 years old. She has a common-law husband, with whom she has 5 adult children, one of whom still lives in her home. Her husband is a farmer.

Juana is a woman who likes to work and get ahead through her own efforts. She has a grocery store in her home where she sells all types of products, such as rice, sugar, oils, detergents, beans, vegetables, fruits, and general store items, among other things. She likes to have her store well-stocked and thus provide better service to her customers. They always buy from her because they find everything they need in her store. She works every day from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and sometimes even later. Her husband helps her when he can. She has operated her store for more than 15 years, and it has helped her get ahead.

She will use the funds from this loan to stock her store with more products. She will buy rice, sugar, and oil, among other staple foods, and also general store items. She has been in the communal bank from the beginning, and she likes it because of the help provided to the members by the institution. Her dream is to expand her store.
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El Grupo De Crédito San Andrés se reúne cada quince días en la parroquia Picoaza de la ciudad de Portoviejo. Lugar conocido por ser una zona muy comercial, por sus fiestas tradicionales de San Pedro y San Pablo y por la alegría de su gente.
En este lugar vive la señora Juana, tiene 58 años de edad y mantiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene 5 hijos mayores de edad, una de ellos aun vive en su casa. El marido es agricultor.
Doña Juana es una mujer que le gusta trabajar y con su esfuerzo salir adelante, ella tiene una tienda de víveres en su casa, allí vende todo tipo de productos como arroz, azúcar, aceites, detergentes, legumbres, verduras, frutas, artículos de bazar entre otras cosas, a ella le gusta tener su tienda bien surtida y así brindarles la mejor atención a sus clientes que siempre le compran ya que allí ellos encuentran todo lo que necesitan, trabaja todos los días desde las 6h00 hasta las 20h00 y a veces hasta más tarde, su marido le ayuda cuando él puede, tiene más de 15 años su tienda con la cual sale adelante.
Este crédito lo va a emplear en surtir mas su tienda, va a comprar arroz, azúcar, aceite, entre otros productos de primera necesidad y artículos de bazar. Está en el Grupo De Crédito desde el inicio y le gusta por la ayuda que les brinda la institución. Sus sueños son aumentar su tienda.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 32
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  • $23,087,325
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Juana Mercedes to buy rice, sugar, other staple foods and general store items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 28, 2014
Listed
Jun 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014