A loan of $900 helped to buy vegetables.

Noemi Leticia's story

Mrs. Noemí C. is a member of the Caritas Alegres (Cheerful Little Faces) communal bank. She lives in Paute canton which is renowned for its mild climate and beautiful scenery. Its residents are for the most part farmers the main crops being flowers; they also raise animals.

Noemí is 56 years old, married and has 6 children who are adults, married and independent. Her husband stays home and they have their own house which they are still paying off.

Noemí sells vegetables and grains. She has been in this line of work for 32 years. She has a stand of her own in one of the city’s markets. She works Sunday to Sunday.

This is the 10th loan she’s negotiated with the Fundación and she intends to use the money from the loan to buy more vegetables. Her dream is to finish paying off all her debts.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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