Total loan: $2,075

Marlene Beatriz

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Retail

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A loan helped to buy lingerie and beauty products to sell.

Marlene Beatriz's story

Marlene Beatriz, 62, is married and has 3 grown children who are independent. Her husband is retired. They live in their own home in Portoviejo. This city 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 and tropical fruit for domestic consumption.

In spite of her age, Marlene Beatriz works selling products from the Avon and Yanbal catalogs (beauty products, cosmetics, perfumes, and women's accessories). She also sells from the Leonisa catalog (women's lingerie, girdles, swimsuits, and men's underwear). She works 3 days a week for 2 to 3 hours a day. She sells on credit and collects every 8 days.

During this worldwide crisis, Marlene Beatriz has experienced financial difficulties. Her customers have not been able to pay, because they have been out of work, and some have died. It was very bad for her during the pandemic, because she was not able to sell, but now she is gradually reactivating the business so that she can continue to generate income. With this new loan, she will fill orders for lingerie, makeup, deodorant, perfumes, and other products. She dreams that her family will be healthy and be able to travel the world.