Sra. Gloria Cecilia is 32 years old. She is single and lives in the city of San Gabriel in the northernmost region of Ecuador. She is a single mother and household head. She lives with her four children who are aged 15, 12, 10, and 4.
A friendly and responsible person, she is dedicated to the sale and trade of pigs in the street markets of her city. She is seeking a loan to invest in her business by improving the place where her pigs are bred and raised. She began her business to meet the needs of her family with a steady income. She usually works independently but sometimes her children help her in their free time after school.
Gloria Cecilia enjoys being an entrepreneur because, "I learn new things every day." With the support of this loan, Gloria Cecilia believes that she can improve her business, increase her family's income, and improve their quality of life. She says it will help her expand her business and allow her to educate her four children.
About FODEMI, a partner of World Vision International
FODEMI is a microenterprise development fund that supports groups of entrepreneurs who lack access to formal financial systems. The organization works with vulnerable populations, especially women, in the marginalized urban and rural sectors of Ecuador. Its clients work in a variety of sectors including agriculture, artisan crafts and the commercial and service sectors. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to expand the organization’s services to the poor living in more rural parts of Ecuador.