Total loan: $1,175

Nanny Maria Esther

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Rocafuerte, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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Nanny Maria Esther's story

The Rocafuerte canton is known as the breadbasket of Manabí. There is a great variety of crops here, such as cilantro, tomato, and pepper, and lemon trees, coconut palms, etc. The production of tagua nut decorative objects, clay pots, artisanal sweets, which are very famous within and outside of the country.

Nanny is 51 years old. She is married and from this relationship she has 4 children, three who are adults and independent and one who is 14 years old and a school student. Her husband is a chauffeur and makes charter trips in his own car.

To continue with her daily struggle, Nanny opened a restaurant about approximately 10 years ago. She has a small diner in her home, in which she prepares delicious dishes on weekends. She makes breakfasts and lunches, encebollados (fish soup), ceviches, fried foods, guatita (beef tripe soup), dried beef, fish, and liver, and she sells natural juices and porridge, on Saturdays from 7:30 until 11:00 and on Sundays from 4:00 until 11:00. She works with her family. Her customers prefer her because of the seasoning that she puts into her dishes. She sells fried foods the most.

With this new loan, she will purchase pork, beef, fish, and shellfish. She has been in the credit group for 37 cycles and she likes it because the interest is low and the loans growing. Her dream is to have a quite large diner with very good attention.