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Total loan: $2,175

Ermitania

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Retail

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A loan helped to buy detergents, colas, plantains, cheeses, prepared juices, a variety of meats, disposable containers, etc.


Ermitania's story

Ermitania and her family live in Portoviejo, a city affected by the earthquake of April 16, 2016, and now by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city is rich in the production of vegetables, legumes, and tropical fruits for domestic consumption.

Ermitania prepares and sells corviches [green plantain and fish fritters], empanadas, and fried plantains, and she sells colas and water. She sells them cold and on disposable plates ready for frying. She does this every day in the afternoons. Her children help her with the sales.

In her house she has a little grocery store. Every day she sells basic products such as rice, sugar, oils, detergents, colas, water, tuna, etc.

She also sells catalog products from Avon, Belcorp (Ibel, Cyzone, and Esika brands) (beauty products, cosmetics, perfumes, and accessories for women), and Nature's Garden (natural health and beauty products). She works three days a week, for two or three hours a day. She leaves her products on credit and collects every week.

She also prepares food by order for every type of occasion, and she makes home deliveries.

At the beginning [of the pandemic], the social isolation left her without work because of the fear of contagion and various restrictions that prevented her from going out to sell, but now she is meeting the biosecurity protocols.

This loan is to buy detergents, colas, plantains, cheeses, prepared juices, a variety of meats, disposable containers, etc.

Her dreams are to have a bigger business and for her family to have good health.