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Nancy Cecilia
Nancy is 57 years old. She has four children; ages 27, 23, 22, and 19. She lives with her 80 year old parents. She has a small place where she sells juice, 'tostadas' (fried tortillas), beer, and rechargeable calling cards. She sells in the Luz de América parish in Santo Domingo. This woman has gone through various difficulties that have marked her life, her husband’s death and her father’s illness.

In order to support her household and to help her parents, two years ago she started her own business with her daughter. The most difficult part is the long work day, which is 15 hours every day.

She wants to buy more products to sell at her place. That way she will get more income. That is why she requested the loan, which will help her improve her income and her quality of life.

Her big dream is to see all of her children become professionals. Of course, she wants to see her parents with better living conditions. In order to do so she needs to make a great effort and struggle until she reaches her goal.
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Nancy es una mujer de 57 años madre de cuatro hijos de 27, 23, 22 y 19 años y vive con sus padres de 80 años de edad. Tiene un pequeño local de venta de jugos, tostadas, cerveza y recargas para teléfonos celular en la parroquia "Luz de América" de Santo Domingo. Esta mujer ha atravesado varias dificultades que han marcado su vida: la muerte de su esposo y la enfermedad de su padre.

Nancy para sustentar su hogar y ayudar a sus padres hace dos años empezó su negocio propio con su hija. Lo más difícil es la larga jornada que diariamente tiene que es de 15 horas. Ella quiere comprar más productos para vender en su local y así obtener más ingresos, por esta razón solicitó un préstamo el cual ayudará para mejorar sus ingresos y calidad de vida.

Su gran sueño es ver profesionales a todos sus hijos y por supuesto ver a sus padres en mejores condiciones de vida; sabe que para lograrlo debe hacer un gran esfuerzo y luchar hasta alcanzar su meta.

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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
  • 13
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,853,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Nancy Cecilia to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 25, 2011
Listed
Jul 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012