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Gladys Mercedes

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Machalilla, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase school supplies and gifts.


Gladys Mercedes's story

Gladys Mercedes is 39 years old. She is single and lives in a family member’s house in the city of Machalilla, a place that normally is heavily visited by tourists but is now deserted because of the emergency caused by Covid-19.

She is a hard-working woman, who does what is necessary to earn her resources and, with them, help her family cope with this difficult situation that the pandemic has them in. She has a bazaar and a stationary store at her house. She sells gifts, certain groceries, school supplies, etc.

At the beginning of the pandemic, she had to close her store, and so she was not able to make sales. She only sold to acquaintances and by phone, although it was very little. This had her at a disadvantage. She is now able to open. Although she is selling very little, she continues hoping that things improve.

This loan is for the purchase of school supplies and gifts.