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Jose Israel
Israel is a 43-year-old man who lives in Maldonado, a parish of Tulcán. He is very responsible and has 10 children (5 sons and 5 daughters who are ages 24, 19, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, and 1). The two oldest children help with cultivating naranjillas while the others attend school. Israel lives with his wife and children. He is a day laborer, but he also grows naranjilla.

Israel needs this loan so that he can buy fungicides for maintaining his crops. His dreams include seeing his children finish their education and always having customers who buy the naranjillas that he produces.
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Israel, es un hombre de 43 años de edad, vive en Maldonado, parroquia de Tulcán, es muy responsable, tiene 10 hijos de los cuales tiene 5 hombres y 5 mujeres, de 24, 19, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 1 años de edad, los dos mayores le ayudan en los cultivos de naranjilla, los demás asisten a la escuela y colegio, vive con su esposa y con sus hijos. El es jornalero y se decida al cultivo de naranjilla. El necesita el préstamo para comprar fungicidas para el cuidado de los cultivos. Su sueño es poder terminar de educar a sus hijos y que siempre haya clientes de las naranjillas que el produce.

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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
  • 36
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,541,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Jose Israel to buy fungicides for his naranjilla crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015