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Tatiana Karina
Tatiana is a 33 year old single mother and lives alone with her 5 year old son in the “San Miguel de los Bancos” settlement. She’s always had a simple life, as is common in rural areas, but once her son came, she saw the need to begin working to be able to provide for him.

Three years ago she began raising pigs. Her son’s father used to do this work, but she later learned how to do it on her own. She either raises the pigs or buys them to butcher them. When she does this, it must be done by early morning so that the meat can be sold to wholesalers so that they can resell it early in the morning. Her pigpen is small and only holds a few pigs. It doesn’t have a gate and she must keep them tied up. She needs this loan in order to fix up her pigpen.

Like any mother, all of her efforts are so that she can give a better life to her son. Tatiana only completed elementary school and wants her son to someday have a professional career.
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Tatiana es una mujer soltera de 33 años, vive sola con su pequeño hijo de 5 años en el cantón de San miguel de los Bancos. Siempre tuvo una vida tranquila, la que comúnmente se tiene en las poblaciones rurales. Desde la llegada de su hijo se ha visto en la necesidad de trabajar y así poder sustentar sus necesidades.

Hace tres años ella puso su criadero de cerdos, los mismos que son faenados para vender su carne. Este trabajo lo realizaba el padre de su hijo y ella aprendió para luego hacer el negocio sola. Ella cría a los cerdos ó los compra listos para faenarlos, y los días en los que acude al camal lo debe hacer a la madrugada, de esta manera la carne que es comprada por los intermediarios puede ser vendida en las ferias temprano en la mañana. El lugar donde tiene a los cerdos es precario y alcanzan pocos. No tiene reja y por ello debe amarrarlos. Por esta razón ella necesita un crédito y así poder arreglar su criadero.

Como toda madre, todos los esfuerzos los hace por dar una mejor vida a su hijo. Tatiana únicamente ha cursado la primaria y desea ver algún día profesional a su hijo.

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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
  • 11
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,524,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Tatiana Karina to repair her pigpen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 25, 2011
Listed
Jul 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 15, 2012