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Total loan: $1,000
Montecristi, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Arts
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A loan helped to buy handicrafts.
Myriam Dalinda's story
In La Pila, which is a in the canton of Montecristo, the communal bank "Para el Futuro de la Mujer" [For the Future of Women], meets on a weekly basis. This place is very well known in the province, as well as in the country, for it's rich traditional culture. You can find a great variety of handicrafts which are made by community members, following traditional customs. Myrian lives in this community. She is 43 years old, she is married, with three children from her current relationship. Two of her children are adults and one is 17 years old. Two of them still live at home and study in the university and secondary school. Her husband is an artisan. She has requested a loan, with the intention of helping her husband, so that he can use it in his business. He makes a living buying and selling decorations and ceramics. He travels with his products to various cities in the mountains, to places where he has customers. He delivers to his customers, traveling once a week, where he stays two or three days and then returns home to prepare what is necessary for the next trip. He buys his products from artisans from his area because they are of high quality. This loan will be used to buy more handicrafts, of all types and models. She has been with the communal bank since the beginning, she likes working with them because she can help her husband with the loans. Her dream is to buy a car, because currently her husband is traveling in public transportation.