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Blanca Viviana
Blanca, 22, is a young entrepreneur living in the urban zone of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas Province in Ecuador. With effort and study Blanca has managed to improve herself despite the hard fact that work values and dedication have gradually been lost by today’s youth.

Blanca started her sewing business six years ago. Blanca’s dreams remain intact. She wants to leave a legacy in her community, this beautiful city full of color and ancient cultures whose influence is still felt today.

With her sewing machine and her skills she works the necessary hours to sew and repair as requested and in this way grow as a businesswoman to earn her livelihood; a real challenge.

Along these years she’s taken courses to improve the sewing business and today she needs income to produce more and better products. Her dream is to be able to enter the market with top quality products, to have good competition and also to increase her raw materials in order to favor family economy.

This is the vision of a young woman who with will and effort has started a world of possibilities. Let’s allow that with future investments her dreams will become realities.
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Blanca es una joven emprendedora de 22 años que vive en la zona urbana de la provincia de Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas en Ecuador. Con esfuerzo y estudios Blanca ha logrado superarse a pesar de la dura realidad en la juventud actual donde los valores del trabajo y dedicación se han ido perdiendo poco a poco. Desde hace 6 años, Blanca comenzó con su negocio de costura. Los sueños de Blanca siguen intactos, ella quiere dejar un legado en su comunidad, en esta hermosa ciudad llena de colores y culturas ancestrales que siguen marcando huella en nuestro presente. Con su máquina de coser y sus conocimientos, ella trabaja las horas necesarias para las costuras, arreglos y pedidos que le solicitan y así de esta forma ir creciendo como empresaria para ganarse la vida, un verdadero reto. A lo largo de estos años ha tenido estudios para mejorar su negocio de costura y es hoy cuando necesita de un ingreso para producir más y mejores productos. Sus sueños son poder ingresar al mercado con una buena calidad en lo que produce, tener buena competencia y además incrementar toda su materia prima para que de esta manera favorezca a su economía familiar. Son visiones de una joven que con voluntad y esfuerzo ha podido comenzar un mundo de posibilidades, dejemos que con las inversiones futuras estos sueños puedan materializarse para ella.

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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
  • 32
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,448,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Blanca Viviana to buy raw materials for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 30, 2012
Listed
Apr 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2013