Franklin is a 23-year-old who lives in Pimampiro, Ecuador. He lives in a domestic partnership and has two children, aged 3 and 1. Franklin is a hardworking and responsible man of strong character.
On his mother’s land, Frankin raises cattle and cultivates potatoes. Meanwhile, he also works in construction in the city of Pimampiro. Since he was very young, he has dedicated himself to his cattle, agriculture and construction work. He works alongside his common-law wife in caring for the cattle.
Franklin is seeking this loan to purchase a young bull, potato seeds and tools. He has been working with FODEMI for three years and reports that his life has changed a lot because he was able to increase his ability to purchase cattle and make returns on his investments. In the future, Franklin’s goals are to fix up his house and continue to increase his herd of cattle.
The photo shows Franklin on his day job working in construction. He works many jobs and has many responsibilities.
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.