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María Lourdes
María is a woman who likes to work and who is very responsible with the activities she carries out. She lives with her parents and her son in Atuntaqui.

María works alone raising guinea pigs, a business that is very profitable in her area and which helps her to support her household and help with her son's university studies. She requested a loan from Fodemi which she will use to reconstruct the guinea pigs' shed since the current one is too small. She will also use it to purchase pedigree guinea pigs. This investment that will help her have more space and be able to raise a greater quantity of guinea pigs which will improve her sales.

María dreams of being a successful small businesswoman and being able to export her production.
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María es una mujer que le gusta trabajar, es muy responsable en las actividades que realiza. María vive con sus padres y su hijo en Atuntaqui.

María trabaja sola en la crianza de cuyes negocio que en su zona es muy rentable y que le ayuda a mantener su hogar y ayudar con los estudios universitarios a su hijo. María solicitó a Fodemi un crédito el mismo que utilizará para la reconstrucción deel galpon de cuyes ya que el actual se está quedando pequeño, también usará para la compra de cuyes de raza, inversión que le ayudará a tener más espacio y podrá criar mayor cantidad de cuyes y sus ventas mejorarán.

María sueña en ser una microempresaria con éxito y poder exportar su producción.

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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
  • 52
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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 $1,400 helped María Lourdes to reconstruct the guinea pigs' shed as the current one is too small and also to purchase pedigree guinea pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014