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Maria has 10 years of experience in seafood sales, together with her husband, who taught her the business. He worked with his father from the age of 15. After he married Maria, they succeeded in founding their own business. They work every day from 7 am to 2 pm. They catch crabs, cook them, remove the meat and package it to be sold later.

Before borrowing from Mifex, Maria could not meet the demand with of her clients. After receiving a loan several months ago she has been able to significantly increase her production and keep her clients happy. She is now hopeful of taking out a second loan under the Mifex and Kiva partnership.

Maria is 28 years old. She has 4 children, all in school. Her children appreciate their parents for the effort they put into supporting them and giving them the opportunity to study. They hope to buy their own house, since they currently live with Maria's inlaws.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,742,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Maria buy a new freezer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2007
Sep 4, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 14, 2008