Total loan: $1,625

Mirian Mercedes

Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Services

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A loan helped to buy fabric and other materials necessary for sewing.

Mirian Mercedes's story

Mirian Mercedes is 43 years old. She's separated and has three children. They're 21, 14, and 10 years old and go to college and school. They live in the city of Portoviejo, a place with beautiful areas — a mix of countryside landscapes and beaches — that are visited by locals and outsiders.

She likes to work and earn her own income so she can support her children by her own means. She runs a sewing workshop from home, making clothing and taking orders from customers who visit her with requests. She also sells Avon and Yanbal products from home (perfumes, creams, cosmetics, and ladies' accessories), though sometimes she goes out to sell.

She will use this loan to buy fabric and other materials for sewing. She dreams of continuing to make improvements to her workshop.