A loan of $1,200 helped to improve the infrastructure of her chicken sheds and animal pens, and to buy nutritionally-balanced feed with which to fatten her animals.


Carmen Susana's story

Carmen is a 27-year-old woman who is noted for being a friendly, unassuming, honest, very hard-working person who is responsible in providing for her three children. Carmen is single and she lives with her mother and children in Atuntaqui, 15 minutes from the city of Ibarra, in Imbabura province.

Carmen works alongside her mother raising animals such as chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and pigs. She has been taking out loans with Fodemi for three years. She is requesting her current loan to improve the infrastructure of her chicken sheds and animal pens because the animals need space in which to live. She also needs to buy nutritionally-balanced feed for them as she needs to fatten them and then sell them. This investment will help Carmen to increase her business and her animals will be in an ideal condition for sale which will make her very good income. This will help Carmen and her mother to support their household as this is their only income.

Carmen dreams of continuing her studies and improving her children's quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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