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Yolanda is 27 years old and lives near the city of Latacunga in central Ecuador. She is separated from her husband and lives with her parents. Yolanda has two children aged seven and six.

Yolanda is a person of strong character; she is very responsible, and is dedicated to her activities. Yolanda works selling "Yanbal", a cosmetics brand selling make-up, cologne, and perfumes. This is Yolanda’s first loan and she will use it to invest in "Yanbal" cosmetics. She believes her loan will help her with her income and with the well-being of her family.

Yolanda’s future goal is to have her own "Yanbal" store. She also dreams that her children will get a better education than she did and that their education will allow them to improve their quality of life.

Additional Information

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
  • 40
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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 $450 helped Yolanda to invest in "Yanbal" brand cosmetics to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012