Total loan: $675

Maria Alba

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Crucita, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to buy supplies and ingredients to continue preparing lunches.

Maria Alba's story

Maria Alba is 50 years old. She is a widow and has three adult children who are independent. They live in a house that she owns in Crucita, located a few minutes from the capital. Crucita is a small town of fishermen. It's primary source of income is artisanal fishing, industrial fishing and farming.

Maria Alba, together with her children, works in agriculture and has plots of land where she sows a variety of products such as plantains, pearl onions, peppers, melon, vegetables and corn. She also raises creole chickens and sells them live. Maria Alba has a dining area where every day and even on the weekends she prepares lunches.

The health crisis affected her badly because she could not sell her crops since the workers could not come to work with the crops. Now, little by little, they are working more to be able to continue generating income. In her family, she became sick with Covid-19 (she is recovering little by little) and two of her sisters and two cousins have died.

With this new loan, she will continue operating her dining area and she will buy supplies and ingredients to keep preparing lunches. Her dream is that her family has good health and that her business keeps growing.