A loan of $1,100 helped to buy weight-loss products and natural medicines.

Margarita Del Carmen's story

Mejía is located a few kilometers from the city of Portoviejo. The people there mostly work in agriculture and sell coconuts. The Mejía communal bank meets every 15 days.

Margarita has been in the communal bank since it began and she is very happy because, thanks to the loans that she has received from the Espoir Foundation, she has been able to improve her business. She is 65 years old and is single. She does not have children and lives with a friend from work. She is very active and loves her job.

She sells natural medicines of the Omnilive and Forlive brand. She also sells costume jewelry from Visón. Some of the best-selling products are: aloe, fiber, multivitamins, and weight-loss products, among others. She works Monday through Friday, from 8:00 until 3:00. She also raises chickens and sells eggs and chicken meat for a good price, since they are better than ones from large farms.

She will use this loan to buy more natural medicines, especially the weight-loss products.

Her dream is to have her own house and continue with her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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