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Dolores is 36 years old and lives in Otavalo, Ecuador. She is married and lives with her husband. Dolores is a calm and peaceful person with desires to overcome the social and economic obstacles in her life. She is a seamstress who sews blouses and she sells livestock. Dolores seeks this loan to purchase cattle and material for the creation of blouses. She began making blouses by hand after learning the tradition from her mother. She has been dedicated to this business for 10 years. Her first loan was used to purchase a sewing machine that has allowed her to make blouses more rapidly. Dolores reports that her blouse-making business is going well and that she receives orders every week. Dolores believes that her loan will help her attain economic stability. Her dream is to purchase an embroidery machine and continue expanding her business.

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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
  • 74
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,601,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Dolores to purchase material to make blouses and to purchase cattle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012