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Total loan: $1,200

Maribel Magdalena

Jaramijo, Manabí, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to purchase soft drinks to sell.

Maribel Magdalena's story

Maribel Magdalena and her family live in Jaramijo, Ecuador. The city attracts many tourists, since they can enjoy many places to visit, like Punta Blanca, a beautiful beach where people can go underwater diving or simply take a long and peaceful walk along the shore.

Maribel Magdalena is a humble woman. She enjoys working on a daily basis, to support her husband with their household expenses. She sells juices, soft drinks, ice and "bolos" (frozen sweet similar to a popsicle), among other products. She also invests some of her earnings purchasing clothes to sell, ensuring she has another source of income to help her improve her standard of living.

For Maribel Magdalena, the loan she is requesting is of great help, since it allows her to continue her business. She will use this loan to purchase soft drinks to sell.

Her dream is to make some home improvements and ensure her children are always well taken care of.