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María Luisa
María is a happy person who loves helping her family by working. She has a great desire to get ahead and a positive attitude toward challenges. She lives with her husband and four children in the city of Ibarra. She embroiders blankets, towels, shirts, and centerpieces.

Through her business, Maria has been able to provide for her children. She has a good client base and great sales. Now she needs a loan to buy rolls of fabric, colored thread, and wool for embroidery and to keep her business going. María dreams that her business will constantly grow and that her sales and income will increase so that she can give her children a good education and see them have good careers.
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María es una persona alegre, que le gusta trabajar mucho para ayudar a su familia y tiene deseos de superarse con una actitud positiva frente a las adversidades. María vive con su esposo y sus cuatro hijos en la ciudad de Ibarra.

María se dedica a la confección de bordados en manteles, toallas, camisas y centros de mesa, este negocio ha permitido que María salga adelante con sus hijos, tiene buenos clientes y buenas ventas, es por eso que actualmente necesita un crédito el cual va a invertir en la compra de rollos de tela, hilos de varios colores y lana para confeccionar bordados y seguir con su negocio.

María sueña que su negocio crezca constantemente y que sus ventas e ingresos sean mayores para darles una buena educación a sus hijos y que sean buenos profesionales.

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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
  • 60
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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 $550 helped María Luisa to buy rolls of fabric, colored thread, and wool for embroidery and to keep her business going.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 6, 2013