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Total loan: $1,425

Barbara Katherine

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to buy dried coconuts, peanuts by the quintal, a quintal of sugar, spices, plastic containers, and plastic bags.


Barbara Katherine's story

Picoazá is today known for its originality and business activity as a producer of vegetables, legumes and tropical fruits. The city has become a source of progress and is the main center of informal commerce in Manabí.

Bárbara, 27, lives in a common-law marriage and has three children, ages 9, 7, and 5, who attend school.

Together with her partner, Bárbara makes and sells traditional sweets of the region such as coconut shakes, sesame snacks, candied peanuts, and crispy peanut. They make the snacks in their house in a domestic kitchen. They have worked in this business for about 8 years

She sells on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Her partner delivers the orders in the cities of Ambato, Pedernales, Quito, Crucita, etc.

With this new loan she will buy dried coconuts, peanuts by the quintal, a quintal of sugar, spices, plastic containers, and plastic bags.

She has been part of the communal bank for four cycles and she likes it because with the loans her business has become more profitable and they have been able to progress both on the family front and with the health insurance.

Her dream is to have a locale in her house to sell traditional sweets and continue to grow.