A loan of $1,000 helped to stock her business with diapers, soft drinks, and basic goods.

Patricia Esmeralda's story

Patricia is a 31-year-old woman and describes herself as enterprising, hard-working, and very dedicated to her family. She lives with her husband and 3 children in Ibarra, which is in the province of Imbabura.

Patricia has a general store where she works alone. This business helps with some of their home's expenses and the educational costs of one of their children. She has worked with Fodemi for almost 8 years. Her current loan will be used to buy diapers, soft drinks, and basic goods to offer her customers better service so she can obtain a better income.

Patricia dreams about having her own location for her store and to give her children a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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