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Marlene Maribel
Marlene is a 19 year old single woman who lives with her mother in a rural Santo Domingo settlement within the “Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas” province, one of the most densely populated in Ecuador. It attracts many people because it has many monuments around the city, among them is the “Monumento al Indio Colorado” monument in the sector known as “Y del Colorado.” Santo Domingo is a special place, with wonderful, hardworking, enterprising people who work tirelessly toward progress and development, and who receive tourists with open arms and demonstrate their wonderful culture and environment.

Marlene works and goes to school. She’s also been raising pigs for the past four years to help out with the household finances. She rises very early in the morning to feed her pigs before going to school, and then returns home to tend to her livestock. She says that there was a time when two of her pigs got sick and she had to euthanize them. This was difficult for her since she lost her investment. She would like a loan so that she can finish building her pig pen and buy more pigs. In this way she plans to increase her income so that she can continue her studies and have a better quality of life.
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Marlene es una mujer joven de 19 años, soltera que vive con su madre en una parroquia rural del cantón Santo Domingo que 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.

Marlene estudia y trabaja. Ella cría cerdos desde hace 4 años para así aportar a la economía de su hogar. Se levanta en la mañana muy temprano para dar de comer a sus cerdos antes de ir al colegio y luego por la tarde al volver a casa se dedica al cuidado de su criadero. Nos cuenta que en una ocasión dos cerdos enfermaron por lo que tuvo que sacrificarlos; esto fue duro para ella ya que perdió su inversión. Ella quiere un crédito que le permita terminar de construir el criadero de sus cerdos y comprar más. De esta manera ella piensa tener mejores ingresos para así poder seguir estudiando y tener una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 37
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,451,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Marlene Maribel to build a pig pen and buy pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 24, 2011
Listed
Dec 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 15, 2012