A loan of $450 helped to buy fabric and thread for making trousers.

María Ermelinda's story

María is 30 years old. She lives with her husband and their two children in Ambato, which is located in the central mountains of Ecuador. María describes herself as a hardworking person who enjoys learning new things in order to get ahead.

María works with her sister making trousers out of fabric. This is her first loan with FODEMI, which she will use to buy fabric and thread for making trousers. This will enable her to increase her production and improve her sales. As a result, her income will improve so that she can provide for her children’s studies.

Her dream is to buy more industrial machines so that she can hire workers and have a successful enterprise.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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