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Total loan: $1,100

Belen Asuncion

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Picoaza, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to buy coconuts, sesame, peanuts, sugar, spices, disposable containers, bags, and other supplies.


Belen Asuncion's story

Belen Asuncion and her family live in Picoazá, which is known for trade, its religious festivals, and for being a producer of vegetables, legumes, and tropical fruits. The main commercial center for informal trade is located in this province.

Belen Asuncion and her family make and sell artisanal sweets from her home. On Wednesdays, her family members gather to produce the sweets. On Thursdays, they deliver the products to merchants who want to buy them. Belen’s husband goes out to stores, private homes, public plazas, beaches, tourist centers, and other areas to sell the products. She also sells every day out of her house to people who visit her to make purchases. Belen did not work at the start of the pandemic because of the social isolation and the fear of getting sick, but now she is following biosafety protocols.

This loan will be used to buy coconuts, sesame, peanuts, sugar, spices, disposable containers, bags, and other supplies. Her dreams are to have a truck for traveling to more places to sell her products and for her family to avoid contracting COVID-19.