A loan of $1,100 helped to buy fruits and vegetables to be sold by her husband at the stall he has at the market.

Fermina Domitila's story

In Mejía, located a few kilometers from the city of Portoviejo, a city where people mostly work in agriculture and growing and selling coconuts, the communal bank “Corazón Mejía” meets twice a month.

Fermina lives here. She is 59 years old and has a common-law relationship from which she has eight adult aged children, the youngest of them still living with them. Her husband is a businessman.

Fermina, as a good wife, is asking for a loan for her husband to use in his business. He has a stall at the market in the city where he sells fruits and vegetables. He works every day from 5:00AM until 2:00PM. He leaves at dawn for the market to buy the best products in order to be able to offer his customers the best which is why he always has many customers. He has been in this business more than 25 years and this is why they never lacked for bread on their table.

This loan is to be used to buy fruits and vegetables. She has been with the communal bank for more than ten cycles and she likes it because thanks to the loans the business has greatly improved.

Her dreams are of getting ahead and that she and her family members stay healthy.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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