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Total loan: $475

Carolina Elizabeth

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy corn, water dispensers, and vaccines, as well as pay for fence repairs.


Carolina Elizabeth's story

Carolina Elizabeth is 31 years old, in a common-law relationship, and has two children, age 13 and 3. One child is in high school and the other is in preschool. Her family lives at a house that they have borrowed from her in-laws, which is located in Portoviejo, a city that was affected by an earthquake on April 16, 2016, and now by the COVID-19 pandemic. This city is rich in its production of vegetables, legumes, and fruits for domestic consumption.

Carolina Elizabeth raises and sells native field hens. She raises the hens in a space at her home. When the birds are large enough, she sells them to merchants who come to her house to buy them. She also sells them to her neighbors. Carolina Elizabeth was uable to work at the start of the pandemic due to the social isolation, the fear of getting sick, and various restrictions on travel and sales. This meant that merchants were unable to buy from her. However, she is now following biosafety protocols.

This loan will be used to buy corn, water dispensers, and vaccines, as well as pay for fence repairs. Her dreams are to have a large coop for her business and to see her family in good health.