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Gladys is an artisan from the city of Ibarra. She lives with her husband and her children. She is a happy, modest, and very hardworking person. She says that work is the basis for building her dreams and her children's dreams.

Gladys will invest the loan she requested from FODEMI in buying materials to do her job as a shoeshiner: wax, polish, paint, and chamois cloths for shoes.

Her work is being more recognized in the city and she has more customers all the time because they see her as an enterprising person.

Gladys's dream is to have her own business selling food in her house. She knows her job has given her a lot of satisfaction, so her dream will be a reality very soon.
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La señora Gladys es una persona artesana de la ciudad de Ibarra, ella vive junto a su esposo y sus hijos ella se define como una persona de carácter alegre, humilde y muy trabajadora, comenta que el trabajo es la base para construir sus sueños y el de sus hijos.

El crédito que Doña Gladys solicito a Fodemi se lo invertirá en la compra de materiales para la realización de su trabajo como es cera de zapatos, betunes, pintura y gamuza para zapatos, ya que su trabajo está siendo muy reconocido en su ciudad y cada vez tiene más clientes por que ven en ella una persona emprendedora

El sueño que Doña Gladys tiene es tener un su propio negocio de venta de comida en su casa, ella sabe que su trabajo le a dado muchas satisfacciones así que el sueño que doña Gladys tiene muy pronto será una realidad

Additional Information

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
  • 58
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,312,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Gladys to buy wax, polish, paint, and chamois cloths for shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 6, 2013