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Alexandra Elizabeth
Alexandra is a 35-year-old woman who is noted for being a cheerful person with a strong character and who is very responsible at work. She lives with her mother and three children in the city of Ibarra in Ibarra Province.

Alexandra works as a partner in a coffee shop selling “quimbolitos” [sweet, steamed corn cakes], “humitas” [type of tamale] and tamales that are traditional Ecuadorean dishes made from tender corn; they can be sweet or savory and are usually served with coffee or herbal tea.

This is the third loan she’s taken with Fodemi and she will use it to buy raw materials like tender corn, sugar, salt and coffee and also some tables to better serve her customers. This investment will allow her to increase sales and clientele which will help her cover household expenses and support her children since this is her only source of family income. Alexandra’s dream is to be able to build a roof over her coffee shop since she currently is only taking care of customers at tables with umbrellas.
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Alexandra es una mujer de 35 años, se caracteriza por ser una persona alegre, de caracter fuerte y muy responsable en su trabajo.Alexandra vive con su mamá y sus tres hijos en la ciudad de Ibarra en la Provincia de Ibarra.

Alexandra trabaja con una socia en una cafetería, vendiendo quimbolitos, humitas y tamales que son comidas tradicionales del Ecuador hechas a base de maíz tierno pueden ser de dulce o de sal, acompañado de un café o té de alguna plantita. Es el tercer crédito que realiza en Fodemi, el mismo que va a ser utilizado en la compra de materia prima como maíz tierno, azúcar, sal, café y también unas mesas para recibir mejor a sus clientes. Esta inversión le permitirá incrementar sus ventas y clientes que le ayudarán a sustentar los gastos de su hogar y sus hijos debido a que es el único ingreso económico para su familia.

El sueño de Alexandra es poder construir el techo de la cafetería ya que solo atiende en las mesas con sombrillas.

Additional Information

About VisionFund Ecuador

VisionFund Ecuador is a microenterprise development fund that supports groups of entrepreneurs who lack access to formal financial systems. The organization works with vulnerable populations, especially women, in the marginalized urban and rural sectors of Ecuador. Its clients work in a variety of sectors including agriculture, artisan crafts and the commercial and service sectors. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to expand the organization’s services to the poor living in more rural parts of Ecuador.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,146,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Alexandra Elizabeth to buy corn, sugar, coffee and some tables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 25, 2012
Listed
Jan 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012