Total loan: $1,075

Maria Monserrate

Manta, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to buy fish.

Maria Monserrate's story

María Monserrate and her family live in Manta, a city with beautiful beaches and hospitable people that has been very affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

She's a woman who likes to work and help with the household expenses, which is why she and her husband have worked selling fish for several years. They deliver their product to regular customers, and she also sells at home.

Business has declined because she couldn't go out to make sales like she always did. They're selling a little more now but still haven't gotten their customers back because they're still afraid of contagion, despite taking all the precautions. She still goes out to sell her product, though, because that's how they earn their living.

She's going to invest the loan in a purchase of fish.

Her hope is to be healthy and to continue with her business.