Total loan: $1,000

Gema Elizabeth

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy shorts, t-shirts, jeans, pajamas, etc.

Gema Elizabeth's story

Gema Elizabeth and her family live in Portoviejo, a city that was very 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.

Gema Elizabeth sells a variety of clothing for women, men, and children. She sells at home and via WhatsApp and the Internet, with home delivery. She leaves the items on credit with her customers and collects payment weekly.

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

This loan is to buy shorts, t-shirts, jeans, pajamas, etc.

Her dream is to have a store to continue with her sales, and for her family to be very healthy.