A loan of $400 helped buy socks, T-shirts, sports suits, pants, and blankets, all for babies.


Maria Lusmila's story

ENGLISH Maria is 58 years old, and she can be described as a happy, hard-working and very responsable woman. Maria lives alone in Atuntaqui, which is 15 minutes from Ibarra. Maria works by herself selling baby's clothing, and her business is going very well with good customers. Maria needs to expand her business in order to increase her income. For that reason, she is soliciting a loan through Fodemi to buy clothing for babys, such as socks, T-shirts, sports suits, pants, and balnkets. Increasing her inventory will help her customers select what they like from a greater variety. Maria dreams of buying a special sewing machine so that she can make her own clothes for babys. SPANISH María tiene 58 años, se describe como una persona alegre, trabajadora y muy responsable. María vive sola en Atuntaqui que se encuentra a 15 minutos de ibarra. María trabaja sola en la venta de ropa para bebes, negocio que le va muy bien ya que tiene muy buenas clientes. María necesita incrementar su negocio ya que quiere incrementar sus ingresos, es por eso que solicita un crédito a Fodemi para realizar la compra de ropa para bebes como medias, camisetas, busos, pantalones y cobijas. Incremento que ayudará a sus clientes a tener mas variedad y puedan escojer lo que ellos gusten. María sueña en comprar una máquina especial para confeccionar ella misma la ropa para bebes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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