Total loan: $975

Gina Pilar

Jipijapa, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase cheese, pork, and rice to continue with her sales to her new customers.

Gina Pilar's story

Gina Pilar is 45 years old, married, and has 4 children, ages 25, 22, 17 and 15. She lives with her whole family in the canton of Jipijapa, a city where the majority of the population works in agriculture and selling coffee, cacao, corn, papaya, oranges, etc. It is a very picturesque place, its people are friendly and very hardworking. The canton was greatly affected by the infection of the COVID-19 virus.

Gina Pilar has a small store of food and miscellaneous items. Due to the quarantine, her sales went completely down. As Gina Pilar is a very enthusiastic and responsible woman, she decided to begin a new business. With the help of her children and her spouse, they began to make sausage and to sell cheese and rice, delivering their customers' orders door to door with all the precautionary measures to prevent illness.

With the loan money from the foundation, Gina Pilar will invest in the purchase of staple foods to stock the store, such as cheese, pork, and rice, to continue with the sales to her new customers.

Gina's dreams are to expand the store to stock it with new products, that her children finish their education and become professionals, and above all, to be healthy.