With this loan from FODEMI, she will buy pigs so that she can increase her business. In the future, Patricia aspires to buy a house of her own. Her family currently lives in a house that is being loaned to them by a relative. She continues to work so that her children can finish their studies.
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This loan is part of FODEMI’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 FODEMI, a partner of World Vision InternationalFODEMI 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.
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