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María Carmen
Maria is 40 years old and separated; she lives in Machachi with her three children. Maria describes herself as a striving person, who is humble and a strong character, but achieves what she sets out to do.

She has been working on her own for four years selling salchipapas (fast food - fried potatoes with sliced hot dog). She has been working with FODEMI for nearly three years. This loan that she is requesting is to purchase a tent covering to cover her business. The loans have helped a lot as she can move her children ahead in life.

Her dream is to increase her productivity and improve her business, so as to live her life to the fullest with her family, who are her children.
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María tiene 40 años es separada, vive en Machachi con sus 3 hijos, María se describe como una persona luchadora, humilde de caracter fuerte pero lo que eela se propone lo cumple.

Trabaja por 4 años sola en la venta de salchipapas (comida rápida). Trabaja con FODEMI cerca de tres años, el crédito que solicita es para la compra de una carpa para cubrir su negocio, los créditos le han ayudado bastante ya que puede sacar adelante a sus hijos.

Su sueño es incrementar su productividad y mejorar su negocio para poder vivir a plenitud con su familia que son sus hijos.

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
  • 56
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,542,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped María Carmen to buy a tent covering to cover her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2011
Sep 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 16, 2012