Total loan: $1,100

Maria Jesus

Calceta, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to buy food and kitchen utensils.

Maria Jesus's story

The city of Calceta's main income is in agriculture, livestock, commerce, and making handicrafts with straw, mocora (an Ecuadorian tree), cotton, and a variety of candy made from eggs and dairy products.

Maria is 64 years old. She is single and has three older children who are independent. She lives in her own house. Since she was very young, Maria has made traditional dishes from the area like fish or pork balls, sweet corn cake, yuca cakes, main courses with creole hens (country), and soups or plates a la carte that her customers request. She sells these out of her home where, on weekends, she makes her sales and her family members make home deliveries.

With this new loan, she will purchase kitchen utensils and supplies in order to keep preparing food. She dreams of having a big restaurant and staying healthy.