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Thirty-three year old Lorena is a plucky woman. She has an six-year-old daughter and a son, eight, and lives in the El Pedregal barrio, a suburb of San Lorenzo that has many problems. Lorena currently has a home provided by a government organisation. Her husband has no fixed job but does mining work.

Lorena has a shop where she sells clothes for children, young people and adults. She provides work to another woman who tends to the customers.

This loan will be used to buy children's clothes and women's trousers, as these are the products that sells best in this town.

Lorena really enjoys spending time with her friends doing community work. Lorena is committed to her work and very responsible with her family.

Lorena thanks "FODEMI" and Kiva for the support that they are giving to poor people.
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Lorena es una mujer luchadora que a sus 33 años, tiene una niña de 6 años y un niño de 8 años, vive en un barrio vulnerable de San Lorenzo, en la actualidad trabaja de promotora para el Gobierno; su esposo, no tiene un trabajo fijo, pero realiza labores de minería.
Lorena tiene un local de venta de ropa de niños jóvenes y adultos, en el que le dá trabajo a una señora para que se lo atienda.
El presente crédito es para adquirir más ropa de niños, y pantalones para damas, que son los productos que más se venden en el pueblo.
A Lorena le agrada mucho compartir con sus amigas en labores comunitarias, es muy comprometida en su tarea y muy responsable con su familia.
Lorena agradece mucho a FODEMI y a KIVA por el apoyo que dan a la poblacion vulnerable.

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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
  • 39
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,686,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Lorena to buy children's clothes and women's trousers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015