Cintya is 20 years old and lives in San Gabriel, Ecuador. She is married and lives with her husband and their two children, aged three years and two years, respectively. Cintya is a responsible and hardworking person who is very committed to her family. She is seeking this loan to increase her dairy business through the purchase of more milk cows to meet customer demand. She began working in her own business four years ago selling young bulls at every market in the province. She currently works with her parents and her husband. This is Cintya’s third loan from FODEMI. Her past loans have helped her improve her family’s quality of life, especially economically. Cintya’s dream is to continue with her business and eventually obtain her own dairy farm.
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.