A loan of $675 helped to purchase notebooks, backpacks, and other supplies for the start of the school year.

María Concepción's story

Concepción is 23 years old and lives in Pimampiro, which is an hour away from Ibarra. She lives with her parents and her four-year-old son. Concepción is considered to be a hardworking and enterprising woman who enjoys being productive in her business.

She works in a stationery shop in Pimampiro. Concepción started this job five years ago. Thanks to her parents, she started out with a small amount of merchandise but FODEMI has helped her to grow her business.

Concepción has been requesting loans from FODEMI for five years. The loan she is seeking at the moment will be used to buy backpacks, notebooks, and other items since the school year is starting. This will help increase her sales and improve her income.

Her dream is to open more shops within and outside of Pimampiro so that she can improve her quality of life and be more productive.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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