Total loan: $1,500

Hesmenia Frella

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Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Agriculture

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Hesmenia Frella's story

Portoviejo is a potentially ecological tourist destination. The most important river that bathes the canton is the Daule, the most important freshwater reserve in Ecuador. A good portion of its lowlands lie in the reservoir Daule Peripa. There are flora and fauna typical of the region, though many species are in danger of extinction.

This is where Hesmenia lives; she is 46 years old and maintains a common-law relationship, from which she has three children, 13, 15 and 16 years old. Two of them are in high school and one is in elementary school. Her spouse is a farmer.

Hesmenia raises poultry; she has a small farm in her home. In cetain seasons she buys a large quantity of chickens, which she raises for two or three months, which is the time it takes for them to be ready to sell. Afterwards, she takes them to some shops in the area or also sells them by the pound from her house and on foot to merchants who come to her house. She has done this work for many years and it has gone quite well for her, since it is a way to earn her daily bread for herself and her children.

She will use this new loan to buy chickens, food, and medicine. It is her third loan; she is very happy because her advisor is very good and their loans are easy to do, quick and without so much paperwork.