A loan of $5,600 helped a member to buy children's clothing, interior items, snacks for students with high nutritional value.

Creciendo Juntos 2 Group's story

Leyla has always lived in Rocafuerte. She is 47 years old and lives with her husband and her three children, one of whom has special needs. She lives in a small house that the government donated to her family for having a chid with a handicap. All of her children are studying including her son who is disabled and has to go to the nearest city in order to be able to attend classes. Her husband works in fishing and in his free time, works on appliance repairs. Taking advantage of the location of their house, she sells nutritious snacks to students of the school that is in front of her home. With the past loan, she was able to buy several windows and purchase a bazaar with a large product variety. Also, Leyla makes jewelry with native materials. With this new loan, she hopes to fill her home with children's clothes, interior items, and nutritional snacks for students. In a span of 3-5 years, Leyla wants to have a place to hold her business and not continue in her home because it is too small. She feels that FODEMI is a great help for the people that need financial capital to improve the quality of life of their neighbors and their community, by strengthening small businesses.

In this group: Maria Jose, Glendys Segunda, Edison Tairon, Maribel Rocio, Ana Maria, Adelma Dilis, Sobeida, Leyla Victoria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Leticia Wainer

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