Planting vegetables and raising chickens for household consumption is a family tradition for Narcisa Elizabeth. When she was younger, she would work in the fields with her parents because Narcisa Elizabeth was the only help they had. Trying to improve her future, Narcisa Elizabeth's parents made a huge effort to send her to college but after three years of studying her parents could no longer support her education.
She later married, gave birth to her daughter and divorced her husband. Without the support of her husband, Narcisa Elizabeth became the sole breadwinner for her daughter. Narcisa Elizabeth wanted to plant more crops to support her family but did not have enough money to increase production. She then found a flyer publicizing small loans from FODEMI.
With the money from her loan, Narcisa Elizabeth wants to expand her vegetable crops and raise more chickens for consumption and to sell them at the market. She believes that her loan will help her improve her farm, her economic status and the family's quality of life.
Narcisa Elizabeth hopes to fulfill her dream of seeing her daughter study and obtain a professional career. She is grateful for the help this loan will provide and hopes to get more loans in the future to proceed toward her goals.
About FODEMI, a partner of World Vision InternationalFODEMI 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.
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