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Total loan: $1,200

Luz Maria

Tulcán, Carchi Province, Ecuador / Retail

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A loan helped to buy blouses, jackets, t-shirts, spandex clothing, bodysuits and pants.

Luz Maria's story

Thanks to the help she has received, Luz has been able to boost her potato growing business. It has provided a good yield, generating better profits. This has led to her being able to pay off some debts that she had and use her entrepreneurship to sell clothes as a travelling salesperson. She does this work every day, travelling the rural areas of the city. She has observed that her business is growing, as is her clientele. However, she lacks working capital, and so she is asking for help to buy blouses, t-shirts, spandex clothing, bodysuits and pants. This way, she will stock new merchandise, allowing her to increase her sales.