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Total loan: $575

Gema Cecilia

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Retail

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A loan helped to buy notebooks, folders, markers, nail polish, imitation jewelry, shampoo, etc.


Gema Cecilia's story

Gema Cecilia is 23 years old, in a relationship, has 2 children, one aged 7 years in elementary school and a baby aged 4 months. Her partner is a master bricklayer. They live in a family home. They live in Portoviejo, which was affected by the April 16, 2016 earthquake and now by the covid-19 pandemic. The city is rich in the production of vegetables, legumes, and tropical fruits for internal consumption.

Gema Cecilia has a small market in her home where she offers various products like clothes, stationery, imitation jewelry, nail polish, she sells products from Avon catalogs (beauty products, cosmetics, perfume, and women's accessories), catalogs of clothes of various brands. She takes advantage and sells to her clients, to whom she charges credit and collects weekly. During this global crisis she has had many economic difficulties. Her clients are not able to pay her because they don't have jobs and some have passed away. The health crisis had her very poorly since she wasn't able to sell, but now little by little she is reopening to be able to continue generating her income.

With this new loan she will buy notebooks, folders, markers, nail polish, imitation jewelry, shampoo, etc.

Her dream is for her business to be bigger and that her family is very healthy.