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For Ana, the owner of 'My Other Home' daycare, one of the most rewarding parts of her job is staying in contact with a child who has grown up and is no longer in her care. “It is almost like they are my children. When you take care of them from infancy, you are living all their first experiences with them. Some that are now grown still come to visit me.”

Ana’s own children are also grown. Her son lives nearby and helped her to make a website for her business, but her daughter and other relatives live in Peru. Ana loves that she is able to visit her family each year for the holidays. Before opening her daycare she held a number of jobs, and her schedule was determined by the needs of her bosses rather than her own.

She began taking Child Development classes and discovered that it was something she not only was passionate about, but also could turn into a profession. After receiving her certification as a childcare provider, she established her in-home daycare business in 2004. “Every child has their own history and needs help to come out of their shell. Every day I can hug and pay each one special attention. Preschools are bigger, and they just don’t have the capacity to provide such close care.”

This will be Ana’s third loan from Opportunity Fund since 2007. The financing has helped her to install new recreational equipment, including a swing set in her back yard, and to hire an employee to help her with the children. With an $8,000 loan, Ana will continue to make safety improvements to her facility and upgrade the education materials she uses each day.

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About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    United States Loans Fundraising
  • $12,247,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $8,000 helped Ana safety improvements to her daycare center and education materials for the children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 2, 2013