A loan of $875 helped to buy clothing, shoes, tennis shoes, etc.


Jefferson Leonardo's story

In the area known as Estancia Vieja in the Colon parish in the city of Portoviejo, every fifteen days the associates of the Grupo de Crédito Estancia Vieja meet. It is a place of humble people who are dedicated to agriculture and general business. Jefferson lives in this place. He is 39 years old and has a common-law marriage in which he has five children who are 15, 13, 12, 10 and 8 years old. The three oldest ones study in high school and the younger ones are in elementary and middle school. His wife is a businesswoman. In order to move their family forward, Jefferson and his wife work in business. They sell clothing of all types, including shoes and tennis shoes, among other products. Their form of sales is door to door, and they also go around on fair days in other cities, in which they set up a shop in the street of these cities, in order to sell their merchandise and have the necessary resources to move forward and give a good education to their children. They have dedicated more than 10 years to this activity with which they move forward. He is going to use this loan to buy clothing, shoes, and tennis shoes, among other things that they sell. He has been with Grupo de Crédito for four cycles and he likes it because the loans are quick and at low interest. His dream is a car to make his sales.

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