Total loan: $2,175

Teodora Dioselina

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Calceta, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy vaccines for the cows, maintain the pastureland, and pay for labor.

Teodora Dioselina's story

Teodora Dioselina, 63, is married and has four children. Her children are grown up and independent and her husband works as a farmer and cattle breeder. They live in their own house in the city of Calceta, where the main economic activities are agriculture, cattle breeding, commerce, handicrafts made from palm straw and cotton, and a variety of sweets made from eggs and dairy.

Teodora Dioselina and her husband own a small farm where they keep cattle, and also take advantage of the milk the animals produced by selling it everyday.

She loves to cook and during weekends works preparing and selling Tonga (a dish wrapped in plantain leaves that on the inside has rice, fried plantain and a piece of chicken, all accompanied by a peanut sauce), blood sausage, and cheese and chicken plantain empanadas. Her customers come to her house to buy the food as she does not offer delivery services. Initially, the sanitary crisis greatly affected the business since selling was not possible, but now sales are possible again.

This loan is to buy vaccines for the cows, maintain the pastureland, and pay for labor. Her dreams are  to have a big farm with a lot of cattle and that her family is always healthy.