Rosa is a hard-working 57-year-old married woman who has been working with cattle for about 20 years. Her gift with animals was discovered at a very early age, when, encouraged by her mother, she began taking care of a little cow. She now works alongside her husband and hopes that with this loan she will be able to increase the number of livestock under her care. Rosa's hope for the future is that her family remains healthy and happy and that the number of her cattle continue to increase.
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.