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Total loan: $900
Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Retail
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A loan helped to purchase make-up, costume jewelry, nail polish, notebooks, ballpoint pens, boxers, panties, stockings, etc.
Ana Mercedes's story
Ana Mercedes sells a variety of Avon catalog products such as beauty products, cosmetics, perfume, and ladies’ accessories; Boom cleaning products for clothing, floors, bathrooms, and kitchens; and underwear, school supplies, etc.. which she shows in display cabinets in her home. She usually sells in cash, and for her long-standing customers, she extends credit and collects payments weekly. At first, the social isolation left her without work because of fear of contagion and the various restrictions that kept her customers from coming in to shop. Currently, however, she is following the bio-safety protocols. She will use this loan to purchase make-up, costume jewelry, nail polish, notebooks, ballpoint pens, boxers, panties, stockings, disinfectants, etc. Her dream is to expand her business and for her family to stay very healthy.