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Maritza Elizabeth

Manta, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to stock the bakery with the purchase of flour, eggs, and butter, among other items to make bread.


Maritza Elizabeth's story

Maritza Elizabeth is 39 years old. She is a single mother. She has two adult children and a minor who is nine years old. They live in the house of a family member in the city of Manta, which is very charming because of its beautiful beaches and international fishing port that are frequently visited by many tourists.

Maritza Elizabeth is a hardworking woman who, despite being a single mother, fights day after day to be able to get ahead and, at the same time, to be able to pay for the household expenses. For this reason, for a year she has had a rented shop where she installed a bakery. She has the help of two women who are in charge of making the bread. They offer a variety of sweet and savory breads, desserts, and other things.

Maritza Elizabeth also has a small pharmacy where she also has a helper, since in this way she is able to earn money and help her children get ahead.

She will invest this loan in stocking her bakery and in the purchase of flour, eggs, and butter, among other items to make bread.

Her dreams are to have her own home and her own shop.