Total loan: $1,550

Servelia Elizabeth

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Retail

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Servelia Elizabeth's story

Servelia is 42 years old. Her husband passed away a number of years ago but from this relationship she has three children aged 23, 22 and 19 years old. They live in El Carmen canton in a community that makes a living growing and exporting bananas, cocoa and tropical fruits and raising cattle which is the foundation of it's economy.

She has a degree in Education Sciences and has worked for a number of years in a local school. But in order to obtain greater resources she works together with her son selling books on weekends. She goes through the city and the surrounding countryside selling and in her house she also has a small bookstore where she can exhibit the books to the public to sell. She has been doing this for over five years to gain extra income which helps her a lot to get ahead. She will use the money from the loan to buy a greater variety of books that her customers have requested. Her dream for the future is to buy a car and be able to travel.