A loan of $1,000 helped to buy dishes, sunshades, and two tables sets.

Ana Cristina's story

Ana is a woman of 28. She considers herself a cheerful person, friendly, responsible in her work, and able to charm her customers. Ana lives with her husband and 9-year-old child in the city of Ibarra, in Imbabura province.

Ana works with a partner in a coffee shop, selling quimbolitos (sweet cake steamed in an achira leaf), tamales, and humitas (another type of tamale). These are traditional Ecuadorian foods made from young corn. They also sell coffee and tea.

This is the third loan that Ana is applying to Fodemi for. She will use it to buy dishes, sunshades, and two table sets, in order to serve her customers better. This investment will will allow Ana to increase her business and get more customers. This way she will be able to earn income to meet her household expenses.

Ana dreams about running her own place and being able to generate sources of employment.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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