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Oct 12, 2016 7:08 AM ET

Archived: Ecuador – Bertha Rocio: A loan of $1,700 helps to buy pigs, ground grain, balanced feed, potatoes.

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 12, 2016

Bertha Rocio

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Bertha Rocio’s story

Rocío is 33 years old. She is a single mother of two children, an 8 year old daughter and a 12 year old son. She lives in her family home with her parents. She can be described as a hard-working woman dedicated to her children. She works as a day laborer, and for extra income she raises pigs. The loan she seeks will be used to buy pigs, ground grain, balanced feed, and potatoes. The profits she receives will be used to improve the quality of life of her children. Rocio’s goal is to educate her children so they may have a profession. 

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy KendallView original language description 

This loan is special because:

It aims to reach vulnerable refugee populations in an isolated region. 

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More 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.

A loan of $1,700 helps to buy pigs, ground grain, balanced feed, potatoes.

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Bertha Rocio

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