Total loan: $8,200

Trabajo Y Desarrollo (Rocafuerte) Group

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Rocafuerte, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Retail

Trabajo Y Desarrollo (Rocafuerte) Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy perfumes, crèmes, shampoo, deodorants, and other products.

Trabajo Y Desarrollo (Rocafuerte) Group's story

The canton of Rocafuerte is well-known domestically and internationally for its traditional artisanal sweets made from recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. Its people are quite skillful with their hands, as evident by making decorative objects from palm ivory, producing clothes, stitching embroideries, making clay pots, and planting rice.

This Communal Bank consists of 11 members who have taken out loans to improve the quality of life for their families. Belgica is 40 years old and a single mother with three children, all of whom are grown and independent. They live in their own home. Belgica sells catalog products marketed through the Belcorp brands (Ibel, Cyzone, and Esika). These products include beauty products, cosmetics, perfumes, and women’s accessories. She works three days a week, two to three hours each day. Belgica offers her products on credit and collects payment every eight days. She has been in this business for five years, but she also works part-time Monday through Sunday at a shop that sells fried plantain chips.

Belgica’s new loan will be used to buy perfumes, crèmes, shampoo, deodorants, and other products. Her dream is to have her own shop that includes a bazaar.