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María is a single mother with 2 children. She lives with her mother. María is hardworking, enterprising and very responsible in her activities as she wants to achieve her goals. María works with her mother raising animals (pink pigs). They have been running this business for a long time. They set up the business because they wanted to earn income for their household. It is the family’s only source of income and so María puts a lot of effort and love into her work.

María is requesting another loan from Fodemi. She will also use this loan to buy young pigs, and in the construction of large pig pens which will improve how she raises and breeds the pigs.

María’s dream is to continue working as a pig farmer and to become a small distributor for city markets. Her two small children are her motivation for making this dream a reality.
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María es madre soltera ella tiene 2 hijos vive con su madre, María es una persona trabajadora, emprendedora y muy responsable en sus actividades ya que desea cumplir sus metas. María trabaja con su madre en la crianza de animales (cerdos rosados), se dedican a este negocio desde hace mucho tiempo ya que buscaron la manera de buscar ingresos para su hogar, además este negocio es la única fuente de ingresos económicos que tienen por tal motivo María le pone mucho empeño y amor a su trabajo.

María realiza un nuevo crédito en Fodemi el mismo que será invertido en la compra de chanchos pequeños y en la construcción de chancheras grandes para un buen manejo de en su crianza y reproducción.

María sueña en seguir trabajando en la crianza de cerdos y ser una pequeña distribuidora para los mercados de la ciudad, sus dos pequeños hijos la motivan para cumplir este sueño que ella tanto anhela.

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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
  • 55
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,996,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped María to buy young pigs and in the construction of pig pens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2012
Dec 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014