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Maria is 69 years old. She is a very responsible, happy, caring, charismatic and above all a hard worker with a desire to overcome every day. Maria lives with her husband in Pelileo, a rural parish in the city of Ambato. Maria works in the trade of dairy and livestock breeding. She loves the countryside, which is why since childhood she was devoted to this activity.

Maria is requesting a loan from FODEMI to invest in the purchase of dairy cows to increase milk production as she wants to continue undertaking in the business of selling milk. This investment will help Maria to earn more, which will help improve her household finances.

Maria dreams of owning a farm where she can breed dairy cattle to create jobs and help others who need it most and above all improve the quality of life for her family.
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María tiene 69 años, es una persona muy responsable, feliz, solidaria, carismática y sobre todo trabajadora con deseos de superarse cada día más. María vive con su esposo en Pelileo una parroquia rural de la ciudad de Ambato. María se dedica a la comercialización de leche y a la crianza de animales le encanta el campo, es por ello que desde pequeña se dedicó a esta actividad.
María solicito un crédito a FODEMI para invertir en la compra vacas lechera para incrementar la producción de leche ya que quiere seguir emprendiendo en el negocio de la venta de leche, esta inversión ayudará a María a obtener mayores ganancias, lo que ayudará a mejorar la economía de su hogar.
María sueña en tener una finca propia donde pueda criar ganado lechero para crear fuentes de trabajo y ayudar con esto a las personas que más lo necesitan y sobre todo mejorar la calidad de vida de toda su familia.

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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
  • 89
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,581,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria to purchase cattle for breeding and milk production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 17, 2012
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 3, 2013