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Carmela is a 34-year-old married mother of four. Carmela is loving towards her family and friendly towards others. She has been raising and selling chickens and sheep since she was 12. She has been working hard for years with the help of her children. She hopes to provide a better quality of life for them. Her goal is to purchase more animals in order to increase her sales. Her hope for this, her first loan, is that it will help her expand her business. With the added income, she can save enough to provide her children with a good education.

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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
  • 54
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,308,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Carmela to buy chickens and sheep.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 29, 2013