A loan of $800 helped to purchase materials like nylon thread, beads, thread in assorted colors, wood, paint, and other supplies so that she can increase her production of handicrafts.


Rosario De Lourdes's story

Rosario is a 45-year-old woman who considers herself to be an enterprising and hardworking person determined to reach her goals. Rosario is married and has two children. She lives with her family in the Otavalo province in Imbabura.


Rosario works on her own producing and selling handicrafts such as wristbands, necklaces, bracelets, wooden figurines, etc. Rosario has been working with Fodemi since 2002. She will invest this loan in purchasing the raw materials she needs to produce her handicrafts, materials like nylon thread, beads, thread in assorted colors, wood, paint, and other supplies. She will also purchase a mixer for the bakery in which her husband works. This investment will help Rosario and her family improve their quality of life, and she will be able to continue providing her children with an education.


Rosario's dream is to increase her business, thus allowing her to generate employment opportunities. Her family goal is for her children to grow up to be professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian



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