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Carmen Grimaneza
Carmen is a hard working entrepreneur, and is very responsible in her activities because she wants to reach her goals. She lives with her husband and their children in Otavalo, which is located in the province of Imbabura.

Carmen works alongside her husband, raising animals, specifically pink pigs. She has worked in this business for quite some time, since she was taught by her parents, and it is her only source of income which is why it is important she works with determination. She has requested a new loan through Fodemi, which she will invest in the construction of new, bigger pig pens, since the pens they currently have are very small. She will also buy litters of pink piglets to continue raising and selling pigs.

Carmen dreams of having a medium sized pig distribution business.
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Carmen es una persona trabajadora, emprendedora y muy responsable en sus actividades ya que desea cumplir sus metas. Carmen vive con su esposo y sus hijos en Otavalo que se encuentra en la Provincia de Imbabura.

Carmen trabaja con su esposo en la crianza de animales (cerdos rosados), se dedican a este negocio desde hace mucho tiempo ya que sus padres les dejaron sus enseñanzas, además este negocio es la unica fuente de ingresos económicos que tienen por tal motivo tienen que ponerle mucho empeño; Carmen realiza un nuevo crédito en Fodemi el mismo que será invertido en la construcción de chancheras mas grandes ya que las actuales estan muy pequeñas, también comprará crías de cerdos rosados para seguir en el negocio de crianza y venta.

Carmen sueña en tener una mediana empresa de distribución 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
  • 29
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,742,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Carmen Grimaneza to build bigger pig pens, because those that she has are small, and to buy litters of pink piglets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 1, 2013