Total loan: $1,200

Yine Marisol

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Tosagua, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Services

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Yine Marisol's story

The “Amistad” communal bank meets every two weeks in the city of Tosagua. This place is known for being very dynamic, and most of the inhabitants devote themselves to agriculture and raising animals. It is an area with a lot of vegetation. This is the place where we meet Yine, age 47. She is married and they have three children, ages 29, 23, and 18. The youngest child attends the university, and two of the children still live with her. Her husband devotes himself to agriculture. She has a degree in education, and she also learned dressmaking at a center in the city. Our friend works as a teacher at a local school. However, she also has a seamstress shop in her house. That is where she makes all types of clothes. She works by orders from individuals who know the quality of her work. She works every day from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the school. Then she works until 8:00 p.m. in her shop. Although, at time, she stays until later if she needs to deliver a garment. She has had her shop for ten years, and thanks to God, it is going very well for her. She also makes uniforms for the school where she works. This assures her of a lot of work during the school season. She will use this new loan to buy fabric, thread, buttons, and other sewing materials. She has been in her communal bank for nine years. She likes it because the loans have a very low interest rate. Her dreams are to have a larger shop and to continue teaching.