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Mariana Del Jesús

Update on Mariana Del Jesús

In the municipal fortress of the city of Portoviejo, the capital of Manabí, (known for many years as "The City of the Royal Tamarind Trees"), the members of the New Star Community Bank for Development meet every two weeks. Here we meet Señora Mariana. She is 55 years old, and a single mother of three children; two of them are grown and the third is an 18 year old girl who studies at the university. All her children still live at home. Several years ago she took tailoring classes in a local academy.

In order to help her children get ahead, she started a small sewing shop in her home nine years ago, where she works sewing all kinds of clothes. She works from specific orders placed by individuals who come to her shop to have their clothes made. She tells us that what she makes most is sleepwear. She works based on orders from individuals and also delivers the garments she makes to bazaars​​. She works every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and sometimes even later when she has orders to deliver. She has worked in this profession for more than 15 years.

She told us that with her last loan everything went smoothly and that it turned out well. She was current on all her payments and there were no complications. She is repeating the loan because all of the loans that she has received from the bank have helped her greatly with her business and with her personal life. Since she has the responsibility to cover the costs of her home and for her children, the loan helped her to improve her business and with the profits she was able to cover certain costs associated with her daughter studying to the university. This new loan will be used to buy fabric, thread, buttons and other materials for sewing.

She is a founding member of the communal bank and the president; she likes the group because it is very united and responsible. Her dreams are to continue moving forward with her sewing shop and that her daughter will be a great professional.
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En la ciudadela Municipal de la ciudad de Portoviejo capital de Manabí, conocida desde hace muchos años como la ciudad de los reales tamarindos, se reúnen cada quince días las socias del Banco Comunal Nueva Estrella Solidaria.

Aquí conocimos a la señora Mariana, tiene 55 años de edad y es madre soltera de tres hijos, dos de ellos ya mayores de edad y la menor de 18 años que estudia en la universidad, todos sus hijos aun viven en su casa. Hace varios años aprendió corte y confección en una academia de la localidad.

Ella para sacar adelante a sus hijos hace nueve años puso un pequeño taller de costura en su casa, donde se dedica a confeccionar todo tipo de ropa, trabaja a base de pedidos de personas particulares que llegan hasta su local para que les confeccione sus prendas, lo que más confecciona es ropa de dormir, también elabora sus prendas y entrega a ciertos bazares para ser comercializados. Trabaja todos los días desde las 6h00 hasta las 22h00 y a veces hasta más tarde cuando tiene pedidos que entregar, lleva más de 15 años dedicada a esta profesión.

Nos cuenta que en el crédito anterior todo marcho con mucha normalidad y que le fue muy bien, en cuánto a los pagos estuvo al día en todos los pagos y no tuvo ninguna complicación.

Está repitiendo el crédito ya que todos los créditos que ha recibido del banco le han ayudado mucho en su negocio y en su vida personal ya que sola ella tiene que solventar los gastos que generan sus hijos y su hogar, el crédito le sirvió para mejorar su negocio y con las ganancias que tuvo pudo cubrir ciertos gastos que generaron los estudios de su hija en la universidad, este nuevo crédito es para comprar telas, hilos, botones y otros materiales para la costura. Ella es socia fundadora del Banco Comunal, es la presidenta y le gusta porque el grupo es muy unido y responsable.

Sus sueños son seguir adelante en su taller de costura y que su hija sea una gran profesional.

Previous Loan Details

In the municipal fortress of the city of Portoviejo, the capital of Manabí, (known for many years as "The City of the Royal Tamarind Trees"), the members of the New Star Community Bank for Development meet every two weeks. Here we meet Señora Mariana. She is 55 years old, and a single mother ... More from Mariana Del Jesús's previous loan »

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Concurrent and Successive Loans

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 41
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  • $26,542,600
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Mariana Del Jesús to buy fabric, thread, buttons and other sewing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2012
Feb 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012