Nidia is 54 years old and lives in San Gabriel, Ecuador. She is married and lives with her husband. She and her husband have four children who are all married. Nidia is an entrepreneurial person who is willing to fight for her goals. Nidia sells milk from her milk cows. She wants to increase her business by buying another milk cow. Nidia started her business by buying and reselling milk. She was a milk seller in this manner for ten years. With time, she purchased her own milk cow. Now, she works with the help of her husband. Her work is going well and she has many clients who buy her milk. This is her second loan and Nidia hopes it will improve her life and the life of her family. Nidia’s dream is to have a milking machine so that she would no longer have to milk her cows by hand.
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.