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Total loan: $875

Laura Karina

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Jipijapa, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Retail

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A loan helped to buy merchandise, such as purses, shoes, and clothes, to fill a number of orders she has.


Laura Karina's story

Laura Karina is 44 years old, married, and has three children, who are 25, 15 and 7 years old. She lives with two of her children and her husband in the beautiful city of Jipijapa, a town that was hit hard by Covid-19. The residents of Jipijapa are primarily merchants of coffee, rice, and bananas; and work raising and selling cattle.

Laura works as a teacher, and in her spare time she sells clothes, shoes, purses and other items she brings from Guayaquil. Due to the quarantine it was impossible to continue selling and collecting payments. Her husband was working in a cell phone agency, but it was impossible for either of them to continue working.

In spite of the situation, Laura worked making and selling fig candies and cakes, as she has a fig tree in her garden. Her husband delivered them door to door to her customers, taking caution to avoid contagions.

With the money from the foundation, Laura will invest in the purchase of merchandise, such as purses, shoes, and clothes, to fill a number of orders she has. Her dream is to make improvements to her house and set up a small store there to display the articles she sells.