Total loan: $775

Alexandra Del Rocio

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Retail

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Alexandra Del Rocio's story

Picoazá is rich in the production of green plants, vegetables, and tropical fruits (cucumber, tomato, egg plant, watermelon, melon, etc.) for food, business, and religious festivals. It has a variety of native plants that give flavor to the best ceviches.

Alexandra is 40 years old, married, and they have four children, ages 23, 21, 16, and 10 years old. One studies in secondary school and one in primary school; the other two are grown and independent. Her husband is in business selling vegetables and fruits. They live in their own house.

To be able to help her husband with household expenses, because what he earns has not been sufficient for several year, she began a business with a small shop in their house where she sells Avon, Esika, Yanbal (beauty products from catalogs). She has had this business for five years. In general, she spends two hours each day, Monday through Friday, traveling to her relatives and friends. She also has had a store for a month and she spends more time with this, working daily from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and there she has a display case with items from Yanbal, Esika, and Avon. She says this is going very well.

This loan will be used to buy provisions, notebooks, and pencils. She has been in the communal bank for three cycles and likes it because the loans are quick and without a lot of processes. Her dream is to have a big store where she would sell clothing for women, men, and children.