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Improving Living Conditions for Microentrepreneurs in Periurban areas: Guayaquil
To improve the socioeconomic conditions of low-income microentrepreneurs through sustainable expansion of the supply of microcredit in periurban areas of Guayaquil.

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

September 2, 2004

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument

Programa de Empresariado Social & Pequeños Proyectos

Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification


Total Cost

USD 975,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 775,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 200,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/SF-8833-EC Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Fund for Special Operations Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/SF-8833-EC
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Fund for Special Operations
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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ECUADOR_ Improving Living Conditions for Microentrepreneurs in Periurban Areas of Guayaquil [590019].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
ECUADOR_ Mejoramiento de Condiciones de Vida de Microempresarios en Areas Peri-Urbanas de Guayaquil [590014].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999

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