Total loan: $775

Mercedes Monserrate

Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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Mercedes Monserrate's story

Mercedes Monserrate is 53 and in a long-term relationship from which she has 3 children who are all now adults. Her husband is a construction worker who is unable to work at the moment due to the current COVID-19 health emergency.

Mercedes is a hard-working woman looking to support her husband and get through these difficult times. She used to earn her living by selling linen and clothing but due to the health emergency she has had to give this up for the moment. This means that Mercedes and her husband have had to find another way to earn a living.

Mercedes and her husband now sell fruit and vegetables by traveling around the city on a tricycle. This is providing them with the basics they need to get by and although it has its risks they need to provide for their family.

This loan will be used to buy fruit and vegetables. Mercedes is hopeful that a vaccine can be found soon and that the world can return to normal.