Total loan: $1,000

Mercy Alexandra

Tosagua, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy evening gowns, leotards, platform shoes, heels, TVs.

Mercy Alexandra's story

Mercy, 48, is married and has a 16-year-old son. Her husband is a chauffeur and they live inn Tosagua, a place known for its people who work in agriculture and livestock farming.

Mercy is a woman dedicated to her family, everything she does is for their wellbeing, and she helps her husband with the household expenses. For 10 years she has been selling clothing, shoes and domestic appliances by magazine. She sells at home and offers her goods to neighbors, friends and relatives. She sells on credit and collects partial payment weekly until the balance is paid in full.

She will buy evening gowns, leotards, platform shoes, heels and TVs. Her dream is to have a permanent job so she can give her son a better future.