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Juana Elizabeth
Juana lives in the Santo Domingo canton in the Zaracay parish. She is 47 years old and divorced. She has three children, but only her 13 year old son lives with her. Her other two children are a 20 year old woman and a 23 year old man. They have their own independent lives.

Approximately eight years ago she suffered through a divorce. She had to support her three children alone. That is why she learned the hairdressing and beautician profession. She now has her beauty station in her own locale.

She is proud of her effort because she has known how to get her children ahead, and she loves her work. Her son that no longer lives with her works selling seafood. He visits her all of the time, and he helps her with some activities in her business.

Her big goal is to buy a new car in order to move around easier and to be able to share more time with her children. She requested a loan from the Fundación Alternativa in order to improve her business. She will buy new furnishing in order to attract more customers. That way she will achieve the goal that she longs for.

With determination this woman has known how to overcome obstacles. She now very happily tells us that her sacrifices have born fruit. She practices her profession with great joy, and she is close to her children. Now, the next step is to improve her quality of life.
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En el cantón Santo Domingo en la parroquia de Zaracay vive Juana, una mujer de 47 años divorciada. Es madre de tres hijos pero únicamente vive con su hijo de 13 años. Sus otros dos hijos, una mujer de 20 años y un hombre de 23 años, tienen ya su vida independiente.

Hace aproximadamente 8 años ella sufrió su divorcio y tuvo que mantener sola a sus tres hijos. Por esta razón ella aprendió el oficio de "peluquería y belleza". Ella hoy en día tiene su gabinete de belleza en un local propio, está orgullosa de su esfuerzo ya que ha sabido sacar adelante a sus hijos y ama su trabajo. Su hijo que ya no vive con ella trabaja vendiendo mariscos la visita constantemente y le ayuda en algunas actividades del negocio.

Su gran meta es comprarse un auto nuevo para así movilizarse con mayor facilidad y poder compartir más tiempo con sus hijos. Ella solicitó un crédito en Fundación Alternativa para mejorar su negocio, comprando mobiliario nuevo para atraer a más clientes y así lograr su ansiada meta.

Esta mujer que con empeño ha sabido superar sus obstáculos hoy nos cuenta con mucha alegría que sus sacrificios han dado frutos ya que ejerce su profeción con mucha alegría y tiene cerca a sus hijos. Ahora el siguiente paso es mejorar su calidad de vida.


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About Fundación Alternativa

Fundación Alternativa encourages entrepreneurship and provides sustainable financial and non-financial services that promote social and economic development in Ecuador. The organization focuses on serving poor and excluded populations through analysis of clients' living conditions and by providing business training and other support services in urban, rural and marginalized parts of the country.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 22
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  • $22,853,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Juana Elizabeth to buy equipment for her beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 22, 2011
Listed
Jul 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 15, 2012