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Mayra Jacinta
Mayra is a 28 year-old woman who has 2 children aged 5 and 11. They live together in the Santa Martha Cooperative in the province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas in Ecuador. Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas is a new province, that was previously a rural parish of Quito (the capital of the country). It lies between the coast and the mountains of 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.

Mayra is the owner of a small fast food business. She has benefited from the improvement of the roads in this province, because now many people visit the area where she makes her sales. She sells hamburgers and french fries, and she is seeking a loan to expand her business so that she can have better earnings. Mayra wants to buy a fast food cart where she could prepare her food and also move around to get more sales.

Her small children help her during her working day, and together they want to make her dreams a reality; she dreams of having a big restaurant with a lot of branches. In this way her children will be able to count on getting an education and will have a better quality of life.
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Mayra es una mujer de 28 años que tiene dos hijos, uno de 5 y otro de 11 años. Juntos viven en la Cooperativa Santa Martha de la provincia de Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas en el Ecuador. Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas es una provincia nueva, que era parroquia rural de Quito (capital del país); 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 es propietaria de un pequeño negocio de comida rápida, la mejora de la vialidad en esta provincia le ha beneficiado ya que ahora mucha gente visita el sector donde realiza sus ventas. Vende hamburguesas y papas fritas y ella está en búsqueda de un crédito para así ampliar su negocio y tener mejores ganancias; Mayra quiere comprar un coche para preparar su comida y así poder movilizarse y tener más ventas.

Sus pequeños hijos le ayudan durante su jornada de trabajo y juntos quieren hacer realidad sus sueños que son el tener un local de comida grande, amplio y con varias sucursales. De esta manera sus hijos podrán tener su estudio seguro y una calidad de vida mejor.

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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

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 102
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,223,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Mayra Jacinta to buy a fast food cart.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 18, 2011
Listed
Nov 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 15, 2012