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Total loan: $1,150

Jessenia Mariela

ESMERALDAS, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to purchase an oven to prepare and sell fried chicken.

Jessenia Mariela's story

Jessenia is 38 years old, single and lives in Esmeraldas together with her mother and stepfather.

She works raising chickens. She is applying for a loan to purchase an oven and industrial kitchen to prepare fried chickens and sell to the people who visit the beach. In the future she wants to work a lot to be able to install her own beautiful cabinet.

Jessenia is grateful for your help because it will permit her to have a better quality of life.