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Don Luis is a man of many years, but he goes on with the same entrepreneurial skill, hard work, and humility that have characterized his whole life, dedicating the best years of his life to taking care of his family. The loan he is seeking from FODEMI [Kiva field partner] is to buy tables and fold-up chairs and to fix up his cart, where he sells delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, and french fries. What matters most to Don Luis is providing the best service possible to his customers. He's requested the loan to make improvements for his clients. Don Luis's dream is to have several hamburger carts all around the city and to be known as the hamburger man. With the income he would buy food and the many other things his wife and family are in such need of.
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Don Luis es una persona de avanzada edad pero sigue con esa misma fortaleza de emprendimiento, trabajo, humildad, que lo a caracterizado toda su vida, brindando los mejores años de su vida al cuidado de su familia.

El credito solicitado a fodemi es para comprar mesas sillas manteles y arreglar su cochesito donde vende unas ricas hamburguesas, hot dogs, salchipapa, lo importante para don luis es dar la mejor atencion a su cliente, es por ello solicita el credito para mejorar por sus clientes.

El sueño de don Luis es el tener varios carritos de venta de hamburguesas en toda la ciudad, y ser conocido como el señor de las hamburguesas, y con estos ingresos economicos comprar alimento y muchas cosas para su esposa y su familia que tanto les hace falta.

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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
  • 42
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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 $1,000 helped Luis to buy tables and chairs and make repairs for his hamburger cart business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2012
Nov 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 3, 2013