A loan of $1,000 helped to buy candies, beverages, corn, beans, oil, coffee, toilet paper, etc., and use the rest to pay off a debt to the Foundation.

Leydi Noemy's story

Leydi is 26 years old. She is married and has a child. She graduated from secondary school in the accounting option. She has been very devoted to her studies, and her family made a great effort so that she could go to school. She did her basic schooling in the school in the community and her secondary studies at an institute that is five kilometers from her house. She traveled there for three years until she completed her studies. Then she married and had a daughter, Marisela, who is now two years old. She is very happy with her daughter and her husband, who works on the coffee plantations. He gets up every day at 3 a.m. to be at the plantation at 6 a.m., and he leaves work at 2 p.m. He also grows corn and beans. On her part, Leydi has been in charge of running her own store for three years. It is located in her parents' house.

To buy merchandise she has to travel a kilometer by foot or in a pickup to the place where she waits for the bus. She travels on the bus for 15 kilometers to reach the city. Sometimes her father makes the trip in his pickup.

She is applying for the loan to buy candies, beverages, corn, beans, coffee, toilet paper, etc., and the rest is to pay off a debt to the Foundation. This will provide sufficient merchandise to offer to her customers, so that they will not leave because of the emptiness of her store and they will always prefer to go to her, so that her business will continue growing and obtaining earnings for her family. Her wishes are to set up a store to sell pupusas (a typical Ecuadorean food) and to sell shoes in the store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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