Total loan: $1,100

Rosa Yadira

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase leggings, jewelry, dresses, shoes, sandals, and perfume for women.

Rosa Yadira's story

Rosa Yadira is divorced, and has two children, ages 10 and 8, who go to school. They live in their own 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.

Rosa Yadira works selling clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories. Her sales method is door-to-door, through social media, by WhatsApp, and from her house. On the internet she charges in cash, and she leaves items with her customers on credit and collects weekly. She travels to Colombia and Peru to bring her customers' orders at good prices.

During this global crisis, she has experienced financial difficulties. Her customers cannot pay her because they have been unemployed and others have died. At first the health crisis was very bad for her since she could no longer sell but now, gradually, she is reactivating it so to be able to continue generating her income. In her family, her mother and a sibling got sick from COVID-19, but, little by little, they are recovering.

With this new loan, she will purchase leggings, jewelry, dresses, shoes, sandals, and women's perfume. Her dream is to have the store well-stocked and that her family is very healthy.