A loan of $1,000 helped to buy foodstuffs and a refrigerator for the meats in her store.

Teresa Petita's story

Teresa, 40, is married and has three children who are 22, 19 and 5 years old. She lives with her family in Otavalo. Teresa describes herself as a hardworking, cheerful, active person who likes to get along well with everyone.

She works with her daughter in a food store. She’s been working with Fodemi for consecutive years. The current loan is to stock her store with foodstuffs and also to buy a refrigerator for the meat. This investment will help her increase production and sales and thus her income that will help for her children’s education.

Her dream is to have a larger business to employ people who need work and also to continue to provide education for her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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