Ana Cecilia is 24 years old and lives in the city of Pimampiro in northern Ecuador. She is married and and lives with her husband and two children. Her daughter is six years old and her son is two years old. She is an entrepreneurial woman who is very dedicated to her family and her home. Ana Cecilia owns a store which she opened with the desire to progress economically while working in a place where she could be with her children. She is obtaining this loan for the purpose of expanding her business. She intends to increase the amounts of products she has available for her customers. She has been getting loans from FODEMI for five years to support her business. In the past, her loans have given her family many economic opportunities. In the future, she wants to continue progressing with her family and her business. In the photo, Ana Cecilia appears with her son and one of her customers.
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.