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Manuel is a complete gentleman and a wonderful human being who lives in city of Otavalo with his wife and their four children. Since he was little he liked farming and he makes a living off of it today. Manuel can be defined as a calm, happy and very hard working person that loves his family and wants to give them all that they need.

The loan requested from Fodemi will be used to invest in the purchase of strawberry and and irrigation equipment to maintain his plants. He is going to use a drip irrigation system and needs this investment. The results of this system will be greater production and greater of the fruit.

Manuel's dream is to have a large plot of land where he will be able to plant and harvest strawberries in larger quantities and to be a wholesale producer for the city of Otavalo. He also plans to produce strawberry products like marmelade and distribute them to the supermarkets. Manuel believes firmly in God and is thankful to him everyday for having a united family. Manuel knows that with faith and hard work the path to success will be positive.
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El señor Manuel es todo un caballero, y un excelente ser humano él vive en la ciudad de Otavalo junto a su esposa y sus cuatro hijos, desde pequeño le gusto la agricultura a lo que hoy se dedica completamente, Manuel se define como una persona tranquila, alegre y muy trabajador que ama a su familia y quiere darles todo lo que ellos necesiten.

El crédito solicitado a Fodemi se lo va a invertir en la compra de semilla de frutilla, además en la compra de equipo de riego para el mantenimiento de las plantas, ya que se va a realizar un riego a base de goteo y se necesita inversión, pero los resultados son excelentes mayor producción y mejor calidad de fruta.

El sueño que Manuel tiene es tener un terreno grande donde pueda sembrar y cosechar frutillas en grandes cantidades, y ser un productor mayorista para la ciudad de Otavalo, además piensa producir derivados de frutilla como mermelada y distribuir a los supermercados. Manuel cree mucho en Dios y le agradece todos los días por tener una familia unida, Manuel sabe que con fe y trabajo el camino al éxito será positivo.

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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
  • 84
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,065,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Manuel to buy strawberry seeds and to buy irrigation materials for his harvest because he needs a special irrigation system in order to produce more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014