Total loan: $875

Lilia Maria Vicenta

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to purchase plantains, cheese, chicken, oil, disposable plates, bags, etc.

Lilia Maria Vicenta's story

Lilia Maria Vicenta is 72 years old. She is a widow. She has 4 children of whom 3 are deceased and the only one who is alive is independent. She lives in the family home. They live in Portoviejo, a city affected by the earthquake on April 16, 2016 and now by the covid-19 pandemic. The city is rich in the production of vegetables, legumes and tropical fruits for internal consumption.

Lilia Maria Vicenta and one of her granddaughters make a living from the preparation of corviches and plantain empanadas stuffed with cheese and chicken. These are sold fried in the afternoons outside their house where they put tables and chairs for their clients and others are sold in wrapped disposable plates. They sell on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The health crisis at the beginning made it very hard for her since she could not sell. But now, little by little it she reactivating her business in order to continue generating income. In her family, 2 granddaughters fell ill with covid-19, who are now recovering little by little.

This loan is to buy plantains, cheese, chicken, oil, disposable plates, bags, etc. Her dream is to have a nice place to better serve her customers and that her sales keep growing.