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Maria Micaela
María is a 36 year-old woman who describes herself as a person of character who enjoys working for her children. María lives with her children and her mother about 20 minutes from Ibarra in the Imbabura Province.

María works in agriculture and raising animals. She is able to do these tasks thanks to the teaching of her parents and this helps her to keep up with the household expenses since this is the only income she has. It is for this reason that she is requesting her sixth loan from Fodemi. Due to the need to increase her animal raising business, she is going to purchase piglets to fatten and breed, so that she obtains a better income.

María dreams of being a major distributor of pigs.
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María es una mujer de 36 años, se describe como una persona de caracter normal, que le gusta trabajar por sus hijos. María vive con sus hijos y su madre a unos 20 minutos de Ibarra en la Provincia de Imbabura.

María trabaja en la crianza de animales y agricultura, estas actividades las realiza gracias a la enseñanza de sus padres y le ayudan a sustentar los gastos de su hogar ya que es el único ingreso que tiene, es por eso que realiza su sexto crédito en Fodemi debido a que necesita incrementar su negocio de la crianza de animales, va a comprar crías de cerdo para engorde y reproducción y obtener mejores ingresos.

María sueña con ser distribuidora mayoritaria de cerdos.

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Maria Micaela to purchase piglets to fatten and breed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013