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Mercis is applying for her second loan with Kiva and Mifex. She is a 42 year-old single mother with 4 children, one of whom still lives in the household. When she took out her first loan, Mercis had a stand a where she sold fish to the public during the morning and early afternoon. Thanks to the extra profits from her first loan, she now also sells food in a market starting around 8 pm. She buys extra fish every morning for her stand and she prepares the food with whatever is leftover. Now that her business is growing, Mercis hopes to be able to invest in the necessary utensils and tables for the business. She hopes that she will eventually be able to own a restaurant with her hard work. Most of all though, Mercis wants to finish raising her last child and live with peace of mind.

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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 $875 helped Mercis buy fish for her stand and restaurant, as well as tables and chairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2007
Feb 6, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 24, 2007