A loan of $900 helped a member to buy charcoal to sell.

Grupo De María Group's story

Pozos Group is composed of three women. María is the president of this group.

María, 56, is single and lives with one of her two children. She lives in San Gabriel in the province of El Carchi in northern Ecuador. María describes herself as a hardworking worker, an entrepreneur who likes to get ahead every day.

María works alone buying and selling charcoal. She began her business twenty years ago since she needed money to support her children. This is the third loan she is requesting from FODEMI, and it will be used to buy charcoal for resale. A good season is coming, which will generate good income that will change her lifestyle.

Her dream is to continue working in what she knows, which is the business of potatoes and charcoal. She is grateful to FODEMI for having helped her with the loans.

In this group: María Luisa, María Isabel, Laura Elena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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