A loan of $1,625 helped to buy fish, prawns, shells and other shellfish.

Yenny Alexandra's story

Every two weeks the Communal Bank Esperanza Para Superar meets at the beautiful spa of San Jacinto de Portoviejo, surrounded by a beautiful beach where the Portoviejo river flows into the sea and which is visited by many national and international tourists. This is where Yenny lives. She is a 50-year old woman who lives with her partner and has two children with him, aged 26 and 15. The youngest one attends schools and her husband is a salesman.

Yenny and her husband own a business buying and selling fish and prawns. They work every day. Her husband needs to to to Puerto López very early in the morning to buy from the ships that arrive to the beach offering better prices. He is in charge of selling in other cities, while she sells at home or delivering to restaurants and houses in the area. Things are going well after 15 years in business.

They plan to use the requested loan to buy fish, prawns, shells and other shellfish. She has been a member of the Communal Bank for four years and the loans have helped her a lot in the business. Their dream is to have a big restaurant and to keep growing their business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Alcaina

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