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Total loan: $575

Jose Dagoberto

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to purchase free-range chickens, plantains, cheese, peanuts, fish, a variety of kitchen utensils, etc.


Jose Dagoberto's story

Jose Dagoberto is 59 years old, is in a common-law marriage, and has three adult, independent children. His spouse sells purified water.

They live in their own house in Portoviejo, a city that was affected by the April 16, 2016 earthquake and now by the Covid-19 pandemic. The city produces an abundance of vegetables and tropical fruits for domestic consumption.

Jose Dagoberto works for the city council which pays him a monthly salary. He and his spouse sell and deliver bottled purified water from their house. Some of their customers come to their house to buy while others ask for home delivery.

In addition, in the afternoons, Jose Dagoberto’s spouse prepares and sells corviches [fritters], empanadas, cheese sticks and Tonga (rice, a fried sweet plantain cut in half, and chicken, with a liquid peanut sauce, wrapped in banana leaves) upon request on Sundays.

In the beginning, the health crisis affected Jose Dagoberto very negatively, as he could not make sales, but he is starting up again little by little so that he can continue generating income.

The purpose of this loan is to purchase free-range chickens, plantains, cheese, peanuts, fish, a variety of kitchen utensils, etc.

Jose Dagoberto’s dream is to have a shop where his spouse can continue selling, which is what she likes to do, and for his family to be in good health.