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Amparo has lived for over 12 years in San Lorenzo. She is 51 and lives with her husband, four children, and two grandchildren. Amparo cares for her family and manages her business (a grocery store). Her husband helps her sell groceries at the store and care for their grandchildren.

Amparo is an energetic, entrepreneurial and optimistic woman. She will use funds from this loan to purchase additional rice, sugar, oil and dairy products to boost her store's inventory.

The members of Amparo's family are all in good health and the youngest children attend school. Amparo takes great pride in having met her family's needs and offered them a better life. She is grateful for the help of FODEMI [Fondo de Desarrollo Microempresarial, Microenterprise Development Fund] and the anonymous lenders who loan money to strangers so that these small business entrepreneurs can work. Amparo would like to thank Kiva lenders for their support.
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Desde hace más de 12 años vive en San Lorenzo, Amparo, ella tiene 51 años es casada vive con su esposo, 4 hijos y 2 nietos. Ella se dedica al cuidado de su familia y a su negocio (tienda de arroz azucar, aceite pollo, carne, platano).
Su esposo le ayuda diariamente con las ventas y con el cuidado de sus nietos.
Amparo, es una mujer impulsadora, optimista y emprendedora, con este préstamo, comprará más arroz, azúcar, aceites y productos lácteos para surtir más su despensa.
Su familia goza de buena salud y los más chicos asisten a clases, Amparo está muy orgullosa de sí misma porque ha podido atender a su familia y ofrecerle días mejores, gracias al apoyo de Fodemi y a quienes sin conocerles nos prestan su dinero para poder trabajar.
Desde ya agradece por este apoyo a todos los inversionistas de KIVA

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of VisionFund Ecuador's effort to reach vulnerable populations located along Ecuador’s frontier with Colombia. This region generally lacks access to financial services and is populated by many Colombian refugees seeking asylum from guerrilla warfare. This loan is designed to help these vulnerable populations improve their lives and set up sustainable businesses.

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
  • 74
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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 $1,200 helped Amparo to purchase additional rice, sugar, oil, and dairy products to boost her store's inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015