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Lizbeth Mireille
Lizbeth is a divorced woman and a mother of three children, ages 16, 14 and 11. The four of them live in the Río Verde parish in the Santo Domingo canton. Santo Domingo is a canton and city in the new Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas province, which used to be a rural parish of Quito. Santo Domingo is between the coast and the mountain range in Ecuador, a connecting point between Quito, Guayquil, Portoviejo and other important cities. It is situated on the outer edges of the western mountains and in the lower coastal plain at 1000 meters above sea level. This area has the highest rainfall in the country. There is a great abundance of water as there are 5 important river basins and micro basins here. It is a rainy, subtropical zone and the average temperature is 22 °C.

Lizbeth has a business making clothing. In the morning, she is a teacher at the local school and then she works in her sewing shop. It has been difficult being both mother and father to her children as she provides the only source of income to cover the household expenses and because of this, she has two jobs. Since it is the of the start of the school year, she wants to purchase fabric to make uniforms and take advantage of the large number of customers during this season. This way she will be able to increase her income so her children will be able to continue studying.

Lizbeth's dream as a mother is to see her children achieve success professionally as well as in their personal lives.
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Lizbeth es una mujer divorciada, madre de tres hijos que tienen 16, 14 y 11 años. Los cuatro viven en la parroquia de "Río Verde" del Cantón "Santo Domingo". Santo Domingo es cantón y ciudad de la nueva Provincia de Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, que era parroquia rural de Quito, Santo Domingo está entre la costa y la sierra del Ecuador, punto de enlace entre Quito, Guayaquil, Portoviejo, y otras ciudades importantes. Situado en los flancos externos de la cordillera occidental, así como en la planicie costeña inferior a los 1000 msnm, es la zona de mayor pluviosidad del país. Tiene una gran riqueza hidrológica: existen cinco cuencas y micro cuencas importantes. Es una zona climática lluviosa subtropical, posee una temperatura promedio de 22 °C.

Ella tiene un negocio de confección de ropa. Por la mañana ella es profesora en un colegio del cantón y luego ella trabaja en su taller de costura. El ser padre y madre de sus hijos ha sido duro ya que ella es quien solventa económicamente las necesidades de su hogar y por esta razón tiene dos trabajos. Aprovechando la temporada de entrada a clases ella quiere invertir en telas para uniformes y de esta manera aprovechar la gran clientela de la época. Así podrá tener mejores ingresos y así sus hijos podrán seguir estudiando.

El sueño que Lizbeth tiene como madre es de poder ver a sus hijos realizados tanto profesionalmente como en su vida personal.

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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.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 17
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  • $22,607,425
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Lizbeth Mireille purchase fabric to make school uniforms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 24, 2011
Listed
Sep 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012