Total loan: $275

Ivonne Elizabeth

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to buy kitchen utensils, groceries to continue preparing food, containers, etc.

Ivonne Elizabeth's story

Ivonne Elizabeth is married. She has two underage children who are in school. She is a commercial engineer. Her husband is a lawyer and they own the house they live in. They live in Portoviejo which was affected by the earthquake of April 16, 2016 and now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the city is richly producing vegetables, legumes, and tropical fruit for domestic consumption.

Ivonne Elizabeth makes a living from selling a variety of merchandise such as clothes, shoes, costume jewelry, sandals, etc. that her family members in the United States send her. She goes to her family's and friends' homes and sells to them on credit; she collects weekly or monthly.

During this worldwide crisis, she has experienced economic difficulties. Her customers cannot pay her because they have lost their jobs or passed away. The health crisis affected her greatly because she could not sell her merchandise, but she decided to start a new business selling Puerto Rican food, fruit milkshakes, and food for events with home delivery. Her husband helps by delivering orders so she can continue earning an income. With this new loan she will buy kitchen utensils, groceries to continue preparing food, containers, etc.

She dreams of having a place so she can continue preparing food for social events.