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Total loan: $1,000

Maria Dolores

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Picoaza, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to buy peanuts, sugar, coconuts, milk, spices, etc.

Maria Dolores's story

Maria Dolores is 40 years old, lives with her partner. She has 4 children: three are already adults and one is 15 years old, studying in school. Her partner is a traveling artisan candy seller. They live in Picoaza known for its commerce and religious festivities, producer of vegetables and tropical fruits, is a source of progress and the main center of informal trade in Manabí.

From a very young age Maria Dolores learned how to make and prepare artisan sweets such as huevos moyos, caramelized peanuts, sugar coated peanuts, cocadas, guineo sweets, etc. She works every day selling and on Thursdays they prepare the orders to be delivered to the merchants who come to buy from her. Her partner also sells the sweets on the streets, beaches, squares, etc.

The health crisis was very bad at first because she could not sell, but now she is slowly reactivating it to continue generating her income. With this new loan she will buy peanuts, sugar, coconuts, milk, spices, etc.

Her dream is to have a vehicle to take her rich sweets to other places and that her family will be in good health.