Liciria now has a small business in Ecuador thanks to a VisionFund loan.
Ecuador: Meet Liciria, who's fulfilling her dreams with rubbish!
On the outskirts of the Ecuadorian town of Tulcán, on a large landfill site of mountains of plastic rubbish, stands 33-year-old Liciria. Originally from Ipiales in Colombia, she came to Ecuador with her family aged 14 due to ongoing violence and lack of work in her home country. At 15 she had her first daughter and at 17 the second. After nine years of living with her partner, Liciria became single. Left without an income, she was forced to work where she could to support her daughters.
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