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María Laura
María is 47 years old and describes herself as a person who is hard working, happy, generous and very responsible. María lives with her three daughters in Pastocalle.

María dedicates herself to the sale of fried fish from her food stall. This work helps her support her family and cover the expenses of her daughters’ educations. For the moment, sales are good because of her charisma and friendliness. She requests a loan through Fodemi in order to buy fish every weekend, and also to expand her business by buying beverages so she can generate even more income.

María dreams of rebuilding her home, as it has deteriorated, and for her daughters to all become professionals who enjoy a higher standard of living.
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María tiene 47 años, se describe como una persona trabajadora, felíz, caritativa y muy responsable. María vive con sus tres hijas en Pastocalle.

María se dedica a la venta de pescados fritos en un puesto de venta, trabajo que le ayuda a sustentar y cubrir los gastos y estudios de sus hijas al momento por su carisma y amabilidad tiene buenas ventas, por lo cual solicita el crédito a Fodemi para la compra de pescados cada fin de semana y también incrementar su negocio comprando refrescos para que le de un poco más de ingresos.

María sueña en reconstruir su casa ya que está detereorada y que sus hijas sean todas profesionales para que tengan una mejor calidad de vida.

Additional Information

About FODEMI, a partner of World Vision International

FODEMI 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

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 31
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,854,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped María Laura to buy fish on weekends and to buy beverages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 2, 2013