Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Betsy Alexandra
In the parish of Picoaza, which is a few minutes away from the capital of Manabita, we visited the San Andrés Communal Bank. The inhabitants of this area are involved in different forms of trade such as selling clothing and cooking utensils. During the Christmas season, this is the place to find the most affordable toys of all types.


Sra. Alexandra is 28 years old and has three children. She has been part of this Communal Bank for the last two loan cycles. Alexandra and her husband opened a small candy store, with her specialty being coconut macaroons. Her mother-in-law was the person who convinced them to start this business. Alexandra is in charge of preparing the sweets while her husband is responsible for conducting the sales.


She has owned her business for six years and says that it has helped her to grow personally and professionally. Now that her business is well-established, she plans to continue working in the same manner because she enjoys the experience. With this new loan she will invest in raw materials such as coconut, sugar, and bags. Now that she has more customers, her coconut macaroons are selling in other provinces.

View original language description ↓
En la parroquia Picoaza a pocos minutos de la capital manabita vistamos en banco comunal San Andrés, este en un sitio donde sus habitantes se dedican al comercio en diferentes formas, ya sea la venta de ropa, utensilio de cocina y en época de navidad es en este lugar donde se pueden encontrara los juguetes mas económicos y de todos los modelos.

La Señora Alexandra tiene 28 años con 3 hijos y desde hace 2 ciclos esta formando parte de este banco comunal, con su actual esposo ella han formado una pequeña dulcería, su especialidad son las cocadas, la mamá de el esposo fue quien les motivo para que tenga su negocio, la señora Alexandra se encarga de la preparación de los dulces mientras que el esposo es el encargado de llevar a cabo la venta.

Para nuestra socia Alexandra el hecho de tener este negocio desde hace 6 años le ha permitido ir creciendo en ámbito personal y profesional. Ahora ella ya tiene su negocio bien establecido y por ahora piensa seguir con el mismo se siente muy a gusto trabajando en el, con este nuevo préstamo es para invertir en la materia prima que es el coco, azúcar y fundas, ahora ya tiene mas clientes y sus cocadas se venden en otras provincias.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 34
    View loans »
    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,087,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Betsy Alexandra purchase coconut, sugar, and bags.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 19, 2010
Listed
Mar 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 15, 2010