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Marina Carlota
Marina is a woman responsible in her work as she has to keep her daughter who is a single mother. Marina lives with her husband, daughter and grandson in Pimampiro which is located half an hour from Ibarra in Imbabura Province. Marina works in a stationery business that is very helpful for her family as she has to support her daughter and grandson. This is the first time working with FODEMI, the loan will be used to purchase merchandise such as folders, paper minister, notebooks, pens as she lacks the capital and business has declined and revenues have fallen. With this investment, Marina will be able give what is necessary at home and will continue to support her daughter and grandson. Marina's dream is to buy local rights of her brothers as that is the legacy of her father. In the picture, Mrs. Marina is without a hat.
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Marina es una mujer responsable en su trabajo ya que tiene que mantener a su hija que es madre soltera. Marina vive con su esposo, su hija y nieto en Pimampiro que se encuentra ubicado a media hora de Ibarra en la Provincia de Imbabura.

Marina trabaja en una papelería negocio que es de mucha ayuda para su familia ya que tiene que mantener a su hija y a su nieto. Es la primera vez que trabaja con Fodemi, el crédito utilizará en la compra de mercadería como carpetas, hojas de papel ministro, cuadernos, esféros ya que por falta de capital su negocio ha ido decayendo y sus ingresos han bajado. Con esta inversión Marina podrá dar lo necesario en su casa y podrá seguir manteniendo a su hija y a su nieto.

El sueño de Marina es poder comprar los derechos del local a sus hermanos ya que es herencia de su padre.

En la fotografía Marina es la señora que está sin sombrero.

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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
  • 73
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,580,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Marina Carlota to supply her business with merchandise such as folders, paper minister, notebooks, pens as she lacks the capital and business has been declining.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2011
Dec 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013