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Sonia Marisol
Sonia is a hardworking and enterprising person who likes to succeed in the things that she does. She is a 32 year-old single mother of 3 children, aged 6, 5 and 2. She lives with them in San Gabriel in northern Ecuador.

Sonia works alone raising and selling pigs. She started doing this type of work with her mother and a baby pig, and she shared the earnings with her mother. But now, because of her children, she needs to increase her income so that she can support them and provide them with an education. For this reason she is taking her first loan with FODEMI, which she will invest in the purchase of pigs to breed. In this way her business can grow and generate a good income.

Her dream is to improve her family's quality of life, and she wants to become a great small businesswoman.
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Sonia es una persona luchadora y emprendedora, le gusta salir adelante en las cosas que hace. Es una mujer soltera de 32 años, tiene 3 hijos de 6, 5 y 2 años de edad, vive con ellos en San Gabriel en el Norte de Ecuador.

Sonia trabaja sola en la crianza y venta de cerdos, empezó a trabajar con su mamá con una cerdita y las ganancias eran a medias con su mamá, pero ahora por sus hijos tiene la necesida de incrementar sus ingresos para poderles mantener y darles el estudi, es por eso que realiza su primer crédito a Fodemi el mismo que va a ser invertido en la compra de cerdos para hacerlos reproducir y de esta manera que su negocio pueda crecer en cuanto a cantidady unos buenos ingresos.

Su sueño es mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia y desea convertirse en una gran microempresaria.

Additional Information

About FODEMI, a partner of World Vision International

FODEMI is a microenterprise development fund that supports groups of entrepreneurs who lack access to formal financial systems. The organization works with vulnerable populations, especially women, in the marginalized urban and rural sectors of Ecuador. Its clients work in a variety of sectors including agriculture, artisan crafts and the commercial and service sectors. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to expand the organization’s services to the poor living in more rural parts of Ecuador.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 14
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,853,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Sonia Marisol to buy pigs to breed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012