A loan of $700 helped to buy products like perfume, jewelry, and creams, among others, in order to take advantage of the Christmas season.


Maura Elisa's story

Maura is a 50 year old woman who is optimistic and has the desire to fight for her children and to triumph. She is a widow, and she has four children. She lives with her daughter in Ibarra in the Imbabura province. Maura works selling cosmetics door-to-door because she does not have a place to sell. This is the third loan she has requested from Fodemi. She will use the loan to buy cosmetics like perfume, creams, jewelry, and other products. During the Christmas season sales increase. Maura will use the income for her last daughter’s education and to cover their necessities. Maura’s dream is to continue working with enthusiasm and to see her last daughter fulfill her dreams.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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