So far we’ve lent a total of $325 to 13 different female entrepreneurs in 7 different developing countries across the world. We thought you’d like to know a little bit more about one of these women and how our lending is enabling her to build her business.Meet Elisa, she lives in Ecuador, where the average annual income is $4,776 (about £2985) and we loaned her $25 to help with her poultry business. She is 50 years old and her husband is a bricklayer and a farmer. To help Elisa generate finance so she can run the household she works on the farm raising chickens and growing corn, yucca (an edible root), platanos (starchy bananas), and vegetables. They are lucky that a river runs through their farm, which allows them to grow crops all year long. At harvest time they bring their vegetables and products to the Santa Ana market in their city.
Our loan has been used to buy chickens for Elisa and to make a small chicken coop next to their house in order to raise a greater number of chickens. Their goals are to continue working and to enjoy good health.
She has already repaid $4.16 and is paying her loan back on time. Kiva, who are the world’s leading microfinance organisation administer the loans and work with local microfinance organisations in Ecuador.
These are real people with real stories, step by step, with your commitment to purchase JoinFITE products and redeem your JoinFITE codes, together with our commitment to continue giving will make a real difference in the lives of women all across the world. Together we can take small steps that make a big difference.
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Just noticed we have $30 paid back into the kiva account – time to do another loan!