Total loan: $1,325

Melissa Stefania

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Retail

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A loan helped to fill her customer's orders for underwear, shirts, pants, shorts, perfumes, creams, etc.

Melissa Stefania's story

Melissa Stefania is separated and has two young children. They live in a house her godmother lent her. They live in Portoviejo, a city that was hit by an earthquake on April 16, 2016 and now by Covid-19. It is a city rich in the production of vegetables, legumes and tropical fruits for national consumption.

Melissa continues selling a variety of clothes for women, men and children that she buys in Colombia. She also sells products from Yanbal catalogs, such as beauty products, cosmetics, perfume, and women's accessories; and from Leonisa catalogs she sells underwear for women, men and children. She makes her sales going door to door, and through the internet and WhatsApp. She sells her merchandise on credit and collects payments weekly.

During the worldwide pandemic Melissa has experienced financial difficulties. Her customers can't pay her because they lost their jobs, while others have died. At the beginning this health crisis was very bad for Melissa as she couldn't go out to sell, but little by little she is reactivating her business in order to continue generating income.

With this loan she will fill orders for underwear, shirts, pants, shorts, perfumes, creams, etc. Melissa's dream is to have her own house, and that her family enjoy very good health.