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Total loan: $675

Abelina Paquita

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to buy dried coconut, sugar, panela, milk, starch, disposable containers, and plastic bags.


Abelina Paquita's story

Abelina and her family live in Portoviejo, a city that was affected 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.

Abelina Paquita works from home every day making handmade regional sweets such as macaroons, meringue cookiess, "huevos moyos" [ball-shaped cookies made with egg yolks], and "almidón" cookies [sugar cookies made with tapioca flour]. She makes them on request for stores, neighbors, friends, and people who order from her. She makes them at home in the afternoon three days a week.

Social distancing kept her from working in the beginning for fear of contagion and for various restrictions against going out to sell, but now she's working with biosafety protocols.

This loan is to buy dried coconut, sugar, panela, milk, starch, disposable containers, and plastic bags.

Her dream is to have a candy store and for her family to be very healthy.