Total loan: $1,525

Carmen Maria

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to buy freshly harvested peanuts by the quintal.

Carmen Maria's story

Carmen María and her family live in Portoviejo, a city that was impacted by the 16 April 2016 earthquake and now by the Covid-19 pandemic. The city is rich in the production of vegetables, legumes, and tropical fruit for domestic consumption.

Carmen María works selling peanuts in various forms, such as ground peanuts, cracked peanuts, and salprieta [traditional dish made of ground and roasted peanuts and corn with seasonings]. She goes to the country to buy them or her distributors deliver to her home. She cooks them and prepares them to sell to stores and neighbors, and longstanding customers are always ordering from her for their own consumption or to sell.

Currently her sales have gone down but she goes out every day to sell her products.

This loan is to buy freshly harvested peanuts by the quintal.

Her dream is to have a large grocery store so she can continue with her sales and for her family to be very healthy.