Empowering a Single Mother’s Dream: Ginger Fabiola’s Journey in Ecuador

In the quaint fishing village of Las Gilces de Crucita, Ecuador, South America, resides a woman of extraordinary resilience and determination. Her name is Ginger Fabiola. This 29-year-old single mother, with her 7-year-old child, is a beacon of strength and an embodiment of courage. This is her inspiring story of perseverance and the power of iGive Global’s microloans in transforming lives.

Make a Loan, Change a Life: The Story of Ginger Fabiola

Ginger Fabiola and her child live with her mother, nestled in the heart of Las Gilces de Crucita, Ecuador. This small seaside village, a stone’s throw away from the regional capital, thrives on fishing and agriculture. The community is tight-knit, and everyone plays a part in contributing to its sustainability.

A Day in Ginger Fabiola’s Life: The Fishmonger of Las Gilces de Crucita

Every day, Ginger Fabiola wakes up with a singular purpose – to provide for her family. She earns her income by buying and selling sardines and a small bony fish known as pinchagua, used to make ceviche. She purchases these fish in large quantities from the local beaches, rents a truck to transport them to packing plants in the city of Manta, and works tirelessly to ensure a stable income.

The Power of Microloans: A Catalyst for Change

To expand her business and increase her income, Ginger Fabiola sought the help of a microloan. This loan, partially supplied by iGive Global, will enable her to buy more fish and bins, cover transportation costs, and manage other expenses. It’s not just about the money; it’s about the opportunity to grow and thrive, and the extra support services she receives to help her build a better life.

Dreams and Aspirations: A Brighter Future Ahead

Ginger Fabiola dreams of growing her business and ensuring her child’s good health. She aspires to increase her sales, which will, in turn, contribute to her community’s economic growth. Her dreams are simple yet profound, reflecting her commitment to her family and her community.

iGive Global and Local Partner Fundacion Espoir: Empowering Lives

This microloan funded by iGive Global is administered locally by Fundacion Espoir, a local non-profit partner of iGive Global in Ecuador who Mike met with in his June 2024 visit. They not only distribute the loan and oversee repayment, they also provide life skills training and support, business training, domestic violence resources, and healthcare options for Ginger, her child, and others they work with. Their mission is to empower individuals and communities, enabling them to break free from the shackles of poverty and lead fulfilling lives.

The Ripple Effect of Empowerment

Ginger Fabiola’s story is a testament to the transformative power of microloans like we offer with iGive Global. It’s about more than just financial assistance; it’s about empowering individuals to take control of their lives, contribute to their communities, and break the cycle of poverty. Truly it is…Make a Loan -> Change a life.

As we support Ginger Fabiola and others like her, we create a ripple effect of empowerment that can change the world, one life at a time. Please consider a donation to support our work and the lives of those like Ginger! Did we mention that your donation keeps on giving? When a loan is repaid to us, we reinvest that money in a new loan!