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Maura Elisa
Maura is a 50 year old woman who is optimistic and has the desire to fight for her children and to triumph. She is a widow, and she has four children. She lives with her daughter in Ibarra in the Imbabura province.

Maura works selling cosmetics door-to-door because she does not have a place to sell.

This is the third loan she has requested from Fodemi. She will use the loan to buy cosmetics like perfume, creams, jewelry, and other products. During the Christmas season sales increase. Maura will use the income for her last daughter’s education and to cover their necessities.

Maura’s dream is to continue working with enthusiasm and to see her last daughter fulfill her dreams.
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Maura es una señora de 50 años, optimista con ganas de luchar por sus hijos y triunfar. Tiene 4 hijos, es viuda, vive con una hija en Ibarra en la Provincia de Imbabura.

Maura trabaja vendiendo cosméticos a domicilio ya que no tiene un local, es el tercer crédito que solicita a fodemi el mismo que va a utilizar para la compra de cosméticos como perfumes, cremas, joyas y otros productos ya que en temporada navideña incrementan las ventas y para Maura los ingresos económicos que le servirán para dar el estudio a su última hija y cubrir sus necesidades.

El sueño de Maura es seguir trabajando con entusiasmo y ver a su última hija cumplir sus sueños.

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
  • 41
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,538,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Maura Elisa to buy products like perfume, jewelry, and creams, among others, in order to take advantage of the Christmas season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2011
Dec 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012