Total loan: $675

Dilia Moncerrate

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped Purchase of plantains, oil, butter, salt etc.

Dilia Moncerrate's story

The members of the Los Andes Communal Bank meet every fifteen days in the city of Portoviejo. Portoviejo has been known since colonial times as the city of the Royal Tamarind Trees. This is where we met and got to know Dilia. She is 42 years old, lives in a common law relationship, and has three children from this relationship. Her children are 16, 14, and and 12 years old and are all in school. Her husband is a shopkeeper. They have a small factory where they produce plantain chips. They work there every day from 8:30am until 4:00pm. She works there together with her spouse and her sister. They deliver their products to various stores, restaurants and ceviche restaurants in the city. They started this business a year ago and it has grown significantly since then, given that they have new customers every day. This loan will go toward the purchase of plantains, oil, butter, and other ingredients used to make this product. She has been part of the Communal Bank since the beginning and she appreciates the help the bank has given her through its loans. Her dream is to own a larger store one day.