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Zoila Maria
Zoila is a 47-year-old woman who describes herself as calm, cheerful and very hard working. She lives with her children in Atuntaqui, 15 minutes from Ibarra, in Imbabura province.

Zoila works alone selling regional food. She sells 'mote' (cooked, peeled corn kernels), 'arveja cocinada' (cooked peas) and roast pork. She requested a loan from Fodemi to invest in buying grains such as 'mote' and peas. She will also buy pigs to breed as this will help her to produce a larger quantity of pork and she will be able to increase her sales and income. This will enable her to improve her quality of life.

Zoila dreams of her children finishing their education and becoming professionals.
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Zoila es una mujer de 47 años de edad, se describe como una persona tranquila, alegre y muy trabajadora. Zoila vive con sus hijos en Atuntaqui que se encuentra a 15 minutos de Ibarra en la Provincia de Imbabura.

Zoila trabaja sola en la venta de comida de la region que consta de mote, arbeja cocinada y carne horneada de cerdo, para lo cual realizó un crédito en Fodemi, el mismo que va a ser invertido en la compra de granos como mote, arbeja también va a comprar cerdos para reproducción que le ayudará a producir mayor cantidad de carne y podrá incrementar sus ventas e ingresos y de esta manera podrán mejorar su calidad de vida.

Zoila sueña con que sus hijos terminen de estudiar y que 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
  • 75
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,585,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Zoila Maria to buy pigs to breed as her business is selling pork.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 1, 2013