A loan of $1,000 helped to buy guinea pigs and seeds to grow large onions.

Carmen's story

Carmen, 19 years old, is an enterprising, modest, and hardworking young woman. She describes herself as an honest person with ethical values that she learned from her mother. She feels that her work helps her grow each day into a better person. For Carmen, the most important thing is to help her mother get ahead and help her younger siblings to continue studying to one day become professionals.

The loan Carmen is requesting from Fodemi will be invested in the purchase of guinea pigs to raise and sell. She will also buy seeds of large onions since she has a plot of land where she can sow them to later sell and increase her family's earnings. Carmen's dream is to continue to raise small animals and grow vegetables. Then, with her earnings, she can help out more at home and help pay for her siblings' education. Above all else, she hopes to raise her family's quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven

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