Enma is a very hard-working lady. She is a single mother of 6 daughters, of whom the 15-year-old is a student. Her other daughters don't study any more due to lack of economic resources. Enma works raising chickens to later sell them roasted. She works in this business in the afternoons and in the mornings she works as a domestic worker in a house. Enma says that her daughters work as day laborers, and sometimes the girls go to glean in the fields that other people have already harvested in order to see if there is a potato or some other product that has been harvested left behind, in order to in this way have something to make and serve daily. The loan will be invested in the purchase of chickens. Enma hopes to improve the business to get her daughters ahead.
Enma es una señora muy trabajadora, ella es madre soltera tiene 6 hijas de las cuales una de 15 años esta estudiando, sus otras hijas ya no estudiaron por falta de recursos economicos, Enma se dedica a la crianza de pollos para despues venderlos asados, a este negocio se dedica en las tardes y en la mañana se dedica de empleadad domestica en una casa, comenta Enma que sus hijas trabajan al jornal, en ocaciones las chicas se van a recabar en los terrenos que ya han cosechado otras personas para ver si se les quedo alguna papa o cual sea el producto que hayan cosechado, para de esta forma tener algo mas para preparar y servirse diariamente, el credito lo va a invertir en la compra de pollos, Enma espera mejorar su negocio para sacar adelante a sus hijas.
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This loan is part of VisionFund Ecuador's effort to reach vulnerable populations located along Ecuador’s frontier with Colombia. This region generally lacks access to financial services and is populated by many Colombian refugees seeking asylum from guerrilla warfare. This loan is designed to help these vulnerable populations improve their lives and set up sustainable businesses.
About VisionFund Ecuador
VisionFund Ecuador 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.