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Karla Vanessa
Karla’s a 27-year-old mother of three children. She’s not married and lives in Río Verde Parish in Santo Domingo Canton. Santo Domingo is a canton belonging to Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas Province which is one of Ecuador’s most densely populated. It’s very attractive because it has several monuments scattered throughout the city. Among them is the “Monumento al Indio Colorado” [Monument to the Red Indian], a sector known as “Y del Colorado.” Santo Domingo is a canton that’s blessed with marvelous, hardworking and enterprising people that strive untiringly to develop and make progress; they receive tourists with open arms and show them the marvels of their culture and surroundings.

For the last five years she’s been working independently making clothes, a skill she learned at her previous employment. She employs two women that help her sew. She works all day and sometimes the work day extends well into the night. She wants to buy fabric and a sewing machine to expand her business.

Life has not been easy but she wants to keep up the pace of her work to continue supporting her home economically. Her dream is to have a house of her own and that’s why she works so hard every day.
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Karla es una mujer de 27 años madre de tres hijos. No está casada y vive en la parroquia de "Río Verde" del cantón Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo es un cantón de la provincia de "Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas" el cual es uno de los más densamente poblados del Ecuador. Tiene un gran atractivo ya que posee varios monumentos distribuidos por toda la ciudad entre el que está el Monumento al Indio Colorado, sector conocido como la “Y del Colorado”. Santo Domingo es un cantón privilegiado, con gente maravillosa, trabajadora y emprendedora, que lucha incansablemente por el desarrollo y progreso, que recibe al turista siempre con los brazos abiertos y los lleva a conocer lo maravilloso de su cultura y entorno.

Desde hace 5 años trabaja de manera independiente confeccionando ropa, oficio que aprendió de su último trabajo. Da trabajo a dos señoras que le ayudan en la confección. Trabaja todo el día y en ocasiones la jornada se extiende hasta altas horas de la noche. Ella desea invertir comprando telas y una máquina para de esta manera extender su negocio.

La vida no ha sido fácil pero ella desea mantener su ritmo de trabajo y así poder seguir sustentando económicamente su hogar. Su sueño es tener su casa propia y por ello se esfuerza diariamente.

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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
  • 53
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,490,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Karla Vanessa to buy fabric and a sewing machine.
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:
Oct 15, 2012