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Carmen Feliza
Carmen is a single mother with three children (ages 2, 7, and 9). She lives with her mother in a house where they pay rent.

Carmen sells vegetables and has been in this line of work for 12 years. She is also part of a work crew, which allows her to cover her children’s expenses since two of them are studying. Her loan will be invested in the purchase of vegetables so that she can increase her business. Through her business, she aspires to provide her children with at least the most basic needs.
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Carmen es madre soltera, tiene 3 hijos de 2, 7 y 9 años, vive con su madre en una casa por la que pagan arriendo, Carmen se dedica a vender verduras y a esta actividad se dedica 12 años, ella también se dedica a trabajar en la cuadrilla para cubrir los gastos de sus hijos de los cuales 2 están estudiando, el crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de verduras para incrementar su negocio y aspira que mediante su negocio les pueda seguir dando por lo menos lo más necesario a sus hijos.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of VisionFund Ecuador's effort to reach vulnerable populations located along Ecuador’s frontier with Colombia. This region generally lacks access to financial services and is populated by many Colombian refugees seeking asylum from guerrilla warfare. This loan is designed to help these vulnerable populations improve their lives and set up sustainable businesses.

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
  • 54
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,308,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Carmen Feliza to buy vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015