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Maria sells cosmetics. Maria began her business with $100 in capital. At the beginning she just sold cosmetics but now she also sells costume jewelry. Maria hopes to establish a store to display her merchandise. She will use the loan to invest in merchandise purchased on sale and therefore be able to offer competetive prices. She believes that these new products will help her business grow. Maria is single and 28 years old. Through this business Maria helps her family. Maria hopes that this loan will give her fanancial stability and allow her to save for her future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Julie Lerch

Maria tiene ventas de cosméticos.
Maria empezó su negocio con un capital de 100 dólares. Al principio ella solo vendía cosméticos, pero ahora también vende bisutería.
Maria aspira establecer un local para exhibir su mercadería. Ella usara el préstamo para invertir en compras de mercadería a precios de ofertas y así vender a precios competitivos. Ella tiene la fe que con estos nuevos productos su negocio seguirá creciendo.
Maria esta soltera, Ella tiene 28 años. Ella por medio de su negocio apoya a su familia. Maria tiene la esperanza que este préstamo le permitirá tener estabilidad económica y ahorrar para el futuro.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,466,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria to establish a store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 30, 2007
Mar 8, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 16, 2008