At the age of 65 Clemencia, together with her husband, works as a farmer, livestock owner and young animal caretaker. She has 5 daughters and one son who are all older and independent. Clemencia has one 6-year-old granddaughter who is disabled because at this age she cannot walk or talk. Clemencia has dedicated 20 years to raising pigs. She will invest this loan in the purchase of pigs to improve her business. Clemencia's aspiration is to work as long as she can to avoid bothering her children and to have a dignified old age. However, her greatest aspiration is that her 6-year-old granddaughter who is disabled will learn to walk and to talk.
A sus 65 años de edad Clemencia juntamente con su esposo se dedica a la agricultura, la ganadería y a la crianza de animales menores, ella tiene 5 hijas,un hijo mismos que ya son mayores de edad e independientes, Clemencia tiene una nieta de 6 años que es dcapacitada ya que a su edad no camina ni habla, Clemencia se dedica 20 años a la crianza de chanchos, el crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de chanchos para mejorar su negocio, lo que Clemencia aspira es trabajar mientras pueda, para no dar molestias a sus hijos y tener una vejez digna, pero la mas grande aspiracion de ella es que su nieta de 6 años que es discapacitada logre caminar y hablar.
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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 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.