Total loan: $1,400

Mónica De Lourdes

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Arts

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A loan helped to purchase embroidery materials such as thread, wool, stones, buttons, etc.

Mónica De Lourdes's story

Mónica De Lourdes is separated and has an adult child who studies at the university. They live in her parents' house. They live in Portoviejo, which was affected by the earthquake of April 16, 2016 and now by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city is rich in the production of vegetables, legumes, and tropical fruits for domestic consumption.

Mónica De Lourdes does various work in crochet. She makes many models of purses, bags, tablecloths, curtains, booties, and hats for all occasions and according to her customers' needs. In general, she works on the crochet at night which is when she has the time and is least busy. She works 3 to 4 hours crocheting and also sews and repairs clothing which her customers ask of her.

At first, the health crisis was very bad for her, because she was no longer able to sell or work but now, little by little, she is reactivating it so to be able to continue generating her income.

With this new loan, she will purchase materials for crocheting, such as thread, wool, stones, buttons, etc. Her dream is to manage to have her own large retail space to display her personalized products made of crochet and clothing.