A loan of $1,000 helped to supply her business with merchandise such as folders, paper minister, notebooks, pens as she lacks the capital and business has been declining.


Marina Carlota's story

Marina is a woman responsible in her work as she has to keep her daughter who is a single mother. Marina lives with her husband, daughter and grandson in Pimampiro which is located half an hour from Ibarra in Imbabura Province. Marina works in a stationery business that is very helpful for her family as she has to support her daughter and grandson. This is the first time working with FODEMI, the loan will be used to purchase merchandise such as folders, paper minister, notebooks, pens as she lacks the capital and business has declined and revenues have fallen. With this investment, Marina will be able give what is necessary at home and will continue to support her daughter and grandson. Marina's dream is to buy local rights of her brothers as that is the legacy of her father. In the picture, Mrs. Marina is without a hat.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pamela Reynolds



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