A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy t-shirts, pants, legwarmers and bags for the Christmas season.

María's Group's story

MARÍA'S GROUP is a group of three women who jointly decided to work towards achieving success in their lives. The three clients work selling clothes. María is the group's president. They chose her because she is a calm woman who has a lot of charisma when she makes her sales. She enjoys treating her customers well. María lives with her three children in Machachi which is one hour from Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

María works alone in her clothing business. This is the first loan that she has requested from Fodemi and she will invest it in buying t-shirts, pants, legwarmers and bags for the Christmas season as this is when her sales, and therefore her income, increase. María plans to increase her business in this way as she needs to make good income in order to support her business and her family.

María dreams of having chains of clothing sales locations so that she can employ people who need work.

In this group: María Rosario, Fabiola Lucía, María Elena
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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