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Liliana Elizabeth
Liliana is a young woman who is 31 years of age. She is single and has a son who is 1½ years old. Liliana lives with her parents and siblings in the canton of Santo Domingo. The climate in this area is warm and humid, which is why there is a high level of fruit production. Nearly everyone in the province of Santo Domingo de Los Tsáchilas produces or sells fruit.


Two years ago Liliana began selling “naranjillas”, an exotic fruit that comes from this region. Her work is difficult because she has to start at dawn by buying what she will sell, which requires carrying heavy boxes. For this reason, she pays a young man to help her with this work. Liliana is worried about the health of her young son who has suffered from a few ailments in his short life, so she wants to improve her income in order to provide for his needs. She wants to invest in boxes of fruit to sell. By purchasing more boxes, the unit price is less and she will be able to generate more income.


Liliana is very interested in her son’s health and providing for his education. She dreams of having her own home and seeing that her son lacks nothing.

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Liliana es una joven de 31 años. Es soltera y tiene un hijo de un año y medio y vive junto a sus padres y sus hermanos en el cantón Santo Domingo. El clima ahí es cálido-húmedo y por esta razón esta región del país tiene una alta producción de frutas. Casi todos en la provincia de Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas se dedican a producir fruta o al comercio de la misma.

Desde hace dos años ella empezó a trabajar comercializando naranjilla, una fruta exótica del sector. Su trabajo es duro ya que en la madrugada ella debe comprarla para revenderla y esto implica cargar pesadas cajas, por eso ella paga la ayuda de un joven muchacho para que haga este trabajo. A ella le preocupa la salud de su pequeño hijo ya que ha sufrido de algunas molestias en su corta vida por lo que ella quiere mejorar sus ingresos para solventar esta necesidad. Ella quiere invertir en cajas de la fruta que vende, de manera que al comprar más cajas el precio sea menor y así tener mejores ingresos.

A Liliana le interesa mucho la salud de su hijo y sobre todo su educación. Ella sueña con poder tener una casa propia y que a su hijo nunca le falte nada.

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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
  • 54
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  • $23,490,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Liliana Elizabeth to buy boxes of "naranjillas".
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 20, 2011
Listed
Aug 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 15, 2012