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Jomaira Estefania
At 21 years old Estefanía is the single mother of a 3-year-old boy. Estefanía lives with her parents in the countryside. She makes a living by farming and raising small livestock. Estefanía raises pigs and works as a day laborer on a farm.

Estefanía is going to invest this loan to buy pigs in order to expand her business and move forward with her son because, as she says, she is both father and mother for her child and she is going to feed and educate him the best that she can.
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Con 21 años de edad Estefanía es madre soltera, su hijo tienen 3 años, Estefanía vive con sus padres en el campo y se dedican a la agricultura y a la crianza de animales menores, Estefanía se dedica a la crianza de chanchos y al jornal de trabajo en el campo, Estefanía va a invertir el crédito en la compra de chanchos para incrementar su negocio y sacar sola adelante a su hijo ya que dice que ella es padre y madre para su niño le va a educar y alimentar lo mejor que pueda.

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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
  • 45
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,295,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Jomaira Estefania to buy pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015