A loan of $1,000 helped to buy cows.


Maria's story

Maria is a humble woman from the Ecuatorian hills. She is 51 years old and is still airy and strong enough to work. Maria is known for being reserved and happy when she is with her family. She loves her family very much and she loves the country. This is why she farms and raises animals.

She will use the money from this loan from FODEMI to invest in two cows to raise, reproduce, and sell their milk. Maria says that working in the country requires lots of sacrifice, but she has much revenue that that she passes to the family and when things are good, the financial gains are very good.

Maria’s dream is to have a small farm with many heads of livestock so she can be a milk distributor and sell to markets in the surrounding communities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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