Jipijapa, Ecuador / Retail
Jesenia Rebeca’s story
Sra. Jesenia is 28-year-old single mother with a 9-year-old son who is in school. They live in their own home. She resides in the city of Jipijapa, which is nicknamed the “Sultana of Coffee” and known for its enterprising people and its food, especially the seafood ceviche with peanut sauce. The city lies in Manabí Province, an area that was severely affected by a strong earthquake that occurred on April 16, 2016. For the past 10 years, she has been a member of the Communal Bank known as “La Fae”.
Jesenia is a hardworking and enterprising individual who sells products from the following brands: Yanbal, Avon, Belcorp, L’BEL, Esika, and Cyzone. She offers a wide variety of beauty products such as perfumes, crèmes, accessories, makeup, and other items. Jesenia also offers undergarments for women, men, and children. Her sales are conducted by going door-to-door. Her customers include relatives, friends, and acquaintances. She also has a small space in her house where she keeps her merchandise. Jesenia sells every weekend for two to three hours, by herself. She also produces handmade popsicles at home and then sells them to distributors Monday through Friday.
Jesenia hopes that her business will recover as quickly as possible so that she can generate income, satisfy the basic needs of her family, and achieve a decent life. This loan will be used to buy cosmetics, clothes, milk, sugar, food coloring, flavorings, and plastic bags for making popsicles. Her dream is to have a large clothing shop in her home.
This loan is special because:
A loan of $1,625 helps Jesenia Rebeca to buy cosmetics, clothes, milk, sugar, food coloring, flavorings, and plastic bags for making popsicles.