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Laura Pastora
Laura is a forty-five-year-old married mother of three. She describes herself as a cheerful and energetic person who doesn't mind hard work. She learned to embroider by hand when she was only five-years-old. After many years of practice, she has now honed her skill and is able to produce many beautiful tablecloths and runners. Demand for her work is steady, and she hopes that with this loan, she will be able to improve on the quality of cloth she uses to produce her pieces, and perhaps earn a little more money. She dreams of one day owning her own embroidery shop where she can produce a greater number of pieces in a shorter amount of time.

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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 $600 helped Laura Pastora to buy materials for embroidery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013