A loan helped to buy snacks, oils, lubricants, pre-paid cell phone minutes, etc.


Alina Maribella's story

The city of Portoviejo, known as the city of the royal tamarinds, which was affected by the earthquake on the 16th of April, 2016, is located in the valley of the Rio Portoviejo. The city is rich in the production of vegetables, legumes, and tropical fruits for internal consumption.

Señora Alina is 50 years old. She is the single mother of a son who is in primary school. She lives in the house of relatives. Alina has a shop that she rents in a gas station in the city. There she sells groceries of primary need, beverages, ice cream, snack foods, oils, and lubricants for vehicles. She also has a Western Union service, and she has a small bar where people are served small plates, snacks, beverages, etc.

This new loan is to buy snacks, oils, lubricants, pre-paid cell phone minutes, etc.

She has been in the loan group for three loan cycles, and she likes [the loans] because the interest rates are low and the payments are biweekly. Her dream is to have her own shop and continue growing with her business.

Translated from Spanish.


This loan is special because:

It is accompanied by useful, real-life business training.


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