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Nancy Helena
Elena lives in a place where the majority of people have farming as their main source of income. She is married and has four children who are three, seven, 11, and 19 years old. Of them, the three older ones are studying. Along with her husband, she works hard to be able to pay for all of the expenses related to maintaining her household. Elena is going to invest this loan in purchasing fungicides and compost and paying for helping hands that will help her care for her plants. She is a Colombian woman who hopes to have a good harvest and continue working in order to continue living in Ecuador because here her children have a better quality of life.
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Elena reside en un lugar donde la mayoría de personas tiene como principal fuente de ingresos la agricultura, ella es casada y tiene 4 hijos de 3, 7, 11 y 19 años de edad de los cuales los 3 mayores están estudiando, juntamente con su esposo trabajan duro para poder cubrir todos los gastos que implica mantener su hogar, Elena va a invertir el crédito en la compra de fungicidas, abono y pagar de mano de obra a las personas que le ayuden el cuidado de sus plantas, ella es una mejer colombiana que espera obtener una buena cosecha y seguir trabajando para quedarse viviendo en Ecuador ya que aquí tienen mejor calidad de vida 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
  • 69
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,577,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,500 helped Nancy Helena to purchase seeds and compost.
48% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: