Total loan: $775

Amparo Filomena

Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Clothing

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A loan helped buy pants, blouses, shirts and children’s clothing.

Amparo Filomena's story

The Communal Bank Women Who Fight to Get Ahead meets every two weeks in the Picoaza parish in the city of Portoviejo. It is a well known area for being commerce friendly, the traditional festivities of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and for the vivacity of its people.

Mrs. Amparo lives in that place, she is 46 years old. Several years ago her husband died but out of their relationship she had six children, all adults and independent, a grandson lives with her, he is 22 years old and is like a son since she raised him from a very young age.

Mrs. Amparo sells all types of clothing, she sells door to door and in her home where even her customers arrive to buy clothing that she brings from her travels, she also works taking orders for items requested by her customers. Mrs. Amparo works everyday in the mornings and leaves her items on credit and collects every two weeks. Her merchandize is bought in Guayaquil whenever she needs them. She has worked for over seven years in this field and has done very well since this is her livelihood.

This loan will be used to buy more merchandize like pants, blouses, shirts and children’s clothing. Mrs. Amparo has been a part of the Communal Bank for over seven years and enjoys it since thanks to the first loan she was able to start her business.

Mrs. Amparo’s dream is to have a store where she can sell her merchandize.