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Total loan: $475

Alicia Marlene

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Services

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A loan helped to buy fabrics, bias tape, thread, nylon, buttons, embroidered fabrics, etc.


Alicia Marlene's story

Alicia Marlene is a widow. She has five children, all adults and independent. She lives in her own house. They live in Portoviejo, a city that 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.

Alicia Marlene has a little sewing workshop in her house, where she makes all types of clothing for women and children. She repairs clothing items and makes all types of garments to wear. She works on the basis of orders from individual people, who often come so that she can design dresses for them. She works every day from 9:00 to 6:00 and sometimes later when she has orders to deliver.

At the beginning, the health crisis was very bad for her, since she couldn't work because she feared infection, but now, little by little, she is reactivating [her business] to thus be able to continue generating her income.

With this new loan, she will buy fabrics, bias tape, thread, nylon, buttons, embroidered fabrics, etc.

Her dream is to have some new sewing machines and for her family to have good health.