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Lourdes owns a small diner where she makes breakfast and lunch. She started the business in light of the struggling financial situation she found her husband in. With a small amount of capital, she was able to rent a location for her business and invest in rice, eggs and other ingredients for her meals.

Lourdes needs the loan in order to make improvements to her business. With her previous loan she was able to buy many more ingredients and offer a more diverse menu. She is now looking to also invest in a new freezer for her business.

Lourdes is 46 years old and has 5 children. Only her daughter who is 11 lives with her because she goes to school. Her husband now works and helps support the household. Her dream is to allow her daughter to finish high school and possibly attend college.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 57
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,312,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Lourdes lourdes needs the loan in order to make improvements to her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2006
Dec 11, 2006
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 11, 2007