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Maria Laurentina
Maria is 33 years old, and a single mother who has three children, two of whom are students. Maria works raising livestock and in agriculture. She raises her pigs in a pen where she lives and pays rent for the house and the pig pen, she also raises cows to earn additional income and sometimes she does day labor. She will invest the loan in the purchase of pigs and with this business she hopes never to lack in food or education for her children.
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Maria tiene 33 años de edad, es madre soltera tiene 3 hijos de los cuales 2 de ellos están estudiando, Maria se dedica a la ganadería y a la agricultura, ella cría sus chanchos en un corral donde vive y paga arriendo pos la casa y el corral de sus chonchos, también cría vacas para obtener un ingreso mas y en ocasiones se va al jornal, el crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de chanchos, y con este negocio espera que nunca le falte para la alimentación y educación para sus hijos.

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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
  • 71
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,584,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Maria Laurentina to purchase pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2014
Jun 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2015