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Maria Pastora
Pastora is a hard-working woman. She lives with her husband and their four children, who are in school. She earns her living raising pigs, and she also works part-time taking care of a house. Her husband works as a day laborer in the fields.

Pastora will invest the loan in the purchase of pigs. She intends to keep working to improve her income and cover her children's educational expenses.
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Pastora es una señora trabajadora, ella vive con su esposo y con sus 4 hijos que se encuentran estudiando, ella se dedica a criar chanchos y también trabaja a medio tiempo arreglando una casa, su esposo se dedica a trabajar al jornal de trabajo en el campo, el crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de chanchos, Pastora aspira seguir trabajando para mejorar sus ingreso y cubrir los gastos de estudio de sus hijos.

Additional Information

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
  • 81
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,019,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Maria Pastora to buy pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015