A loan of $800 helped to buy corn, hominy, peas, and potatoes as well as piglets, because she also raises animals.

Luz Maria's story

Luz is 49 years old. She is described as a hardworking woman who is very cheerful and really wants to get ahead. Luz lives with her husband and her four children outside the city of Ibarra.

Luz works alone selling fritada. This is fried pork accompanied by hominy, peas, potatoes and toasted corn. Luz also works raising pigs, which is very important for selling fritada. Seeing that her business is growing every day, Luz has decided to take out a Fodemi loan, which will be invested in buying corn, hominy, peas and potatoes as well as to buy piglets. This will help her obtain better production of the food she sells and better income for her family.

Luz dreams of her income being higher to be able to rent a locale where she can get more customers and offer them a good service and with those earnings be able to rebuild her house, because it has deteriorated.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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