A loan of $1,150 helped clay decorations and plastic flowers.


Fernanda's story

Fernanda is a member of the “Pueblo de Indios Emprende” community bank which is located in the district of San Vicente de Tagua Tagua. She sells handicrafts made from clay which she buys in Pomaire and artificial flowers which she buys in Santiago (the capital of Chile). She has been selling her products in an itinerant manner for 6 years on the sidewalk outside a cemetery. With this loan she will buy goods, that is to say artificial flowers and clay handicrafts. She has 5 family members who are participating in Fondo Esperanza, including her daughter who sells live flowers. She has two children who are grown up and a 2 year-old granddaughter as well as her daughter who lives with her. Her dream is to have established premises so that she can work more peacefully, protected from the heat and the rain. Thanks to Fondo Esperanza, Fernanda has managed to increase the quantity of her goods. San Vicente de Tagua Tagua is a district in the central area of Chile in the Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins region on the banks of the river Estero Zamorano. The area's main source of income is the production of lemons, oranges and avocados.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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