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Rosario De Lourdes
Rosario is a 45-year-old woman who considers herself to be an enterprising and hardworking person determined to reach her goals. Rosario is married and has two children. She lives with her family in the Otavalo province in Imbabura.

Rosario works on her own producing and selling handicrafts such as wristbands, necklaces, bracelets, wooden figurines, etc. Rosario has been working with Fodemi since 2002. She will invest this loan in purchasing the raw materials she needs to produce her handicrafts, materials like nylon thread, beads, thread in assorted colors, wood, paint, and other supplies. She will also purchase a mixer for the bakery in which her husband works. This investment will help Rosario and her family improve their quality of life, and she will be able to continue providing her children with an education.

Rosario's dream is to increase her business, thus allowing her to generate employment opportunities. Her family goal is for her children to grow up to be professionals.

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Rosario es una mujer de 45 años, se considera una persona emprendedora, luchadora y decidida a cumplir sus objetivos. rosario es casada y tiene 2 hijos, vive con su familia en Otavalo provincia de Imbabura.

Rosario trabaja sola en la producción y venta de artesanías como manillas, collares, pulseras, figuras de madera, etc. Rosario trabaja con Fodemi desde el año 2002, el actual crédito va a invertir en la compra de materia prima para la producción de artesanías como: hilo nylon, mullos, hilo de varios colores, madera, pintura entre otros y también comprará una batidora para la panadería en la cual trabaja su cónyugue. Esta inversión ayudará a Rosario y su familia mejorar la calidad de vida y seguir dandoles el estudio a sus hijos.

El sueño de Rosario es poder incrementar sus negocios y así poder generar empleo, en lo familiar desea que sus hijos sean profesionales.

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About VisionFund Ecuador

VisionFund Ecuador 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

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 53
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,295,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Rosario De Lourdes to purchase materials like nylon thread, beads, thread in assorted colors, wood, paint, and other supplies so that she can increase her production of handicrafts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 10, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013