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Rosalba, 44, describes herself as a responsible, very hardworking person for her family’s wellbeing. Rosalba lives with her husband and son in the city of Tulcán located in Carchi Province.

Rosalba works alone buying and selling vegetables and fruit, a business that allows her to cover household expenses. She is currently asking Fodemi for a loan to invest in shelving for the fruit and vegetables that will help her business be more presentable and she will also invest in the purchase of oranges, mandarins and vegetables which in this season go up considerably and her income improves thus attaining a change in her family’s quality of life.

Rosalba dreams with having a large locale to be able to offer a greater diversity of fruit and vegetables and other foodstuffs.
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Rosalba tiene 44 años de edad, se describe como una persona responsable y muy trabajadora por el bienestar de su familia. Rosalba vive con su esposo y su hijo en la ciudad de Tulcán que se encuentra en la Provincia del Carchi.

Rosalba trabaja sola en la compra venta de verduras y frutas, negocio que le permite sustentar los gastos de su hogar. Actualmente solicita un préstamo a Fodemi con el fin de invertir en estanterías para sus frutas y verduras que le ayudarán a que su negocio sea mas presentable y también va a invertir en la compra de naranjas, mandarinas y verduras que en esta época la venta sube considerablemente y sus ingresos mejorarían logrando cambiar la calidad de vida de su familia.

Rosalba sueña en tener un local grande para poder ofrecer mayor diversidad de frutas y verduras y otros víveres.

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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.

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  • $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 $750 helped Rosalba to buy fruit and shelving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 2, 2013