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Ana Yolanda
Originally from Pujilí, Yolanda now lives in Cutuglagua, a neighborhood located in the South of the city of Quito, within the canton of Mejía. Cutuglagua is one of the parishes with the highest population growth in Pichincha province. It is still developing in order to offer a better quality of life to all its inhabitants, who arrive from provinces all over Ecuador. Many areas in the parish don't have basic services such as water, electricity, sewer, and garbage collection.

For three years now, Yolanda has been working very hard under these living conditions in order to provide for her young daughter, because being a single mother, she doesn't get support from her child's father. She sells mangoes on the street, with sugar, cinnamon, or salt. Yolanda decided to set up her business on the street because there is a lot of demand for her product in the city, especially among school children.

One of the obstacles Yolanda has had to overcome was a lack of support when she was starting her business, as well as the permits required in order to move around freely and offer her product. Her days are hard and long, but every one of them has its reward, when after eight long hours of work she is able to come home to her daughter Katerine and share beautiful moments of mother-daughter quality time.

Yolanda hopes to be able to increase her amount of raw materials, so that she can expand her business to the surrounding areas of Machachi. Her dream is to be able to save up and buy a house where she can live with all the comforts she needs to give her daughter a better quality of life.
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Oriunda de Pujilí, Yolanda ahora vive en Cutuglagua un barrio ubicado al sur de la ciudad de Quito en el cantón Mejía. Cutuglagua es una de las parroquias de la provincia de Pichincha con mayor crecimiento demográfico que aún se encuentra en desarrollo para darle una mejor calidad de vida a todos sus habitantes que llegan de todas las provincias del Ecuador. En muchas zonas de la parroquia no existen servicios básicos como lo son el agua, la electricidad, el alcantarillado o un servicio de recolección de basura.

En estas duras condiciones de vida y ya desde hace 3 años, Yolanda trabaja muy arduamente para sacar adelante a su pequeña hija ya que al ser madre soltera no cuenta con el apoyo del padre de su hija. Ella vende mangos en la calle, con dulce, canela o sal. Yolanda decidió montar su negocio ambulante ya que su producto es muy solicitado en la ciudad, especialmente entre los jóvenes de colegio.

Uno de los obstáculos que Yolanda ha tenido que superar es la falta de apoyo al iniciar su negocio, además de los permisos necesarios para poder circular tranquilamente y ofrecer su producto. Todos los días son difíciles y largos pero cada día tiene su recompensa cuando después de 8 largas horas de trabajo puede regresar a casa junto con su hija Katerine y compartir tiempos hermosos madre e hija.

Lo que Yolanda espera es poder aumentar la cantidad de materia prima para poder expandir su negocio por los alrededores de Machachi. Ella sueña con poder ahorrar y comprar una casa donde pueda vivir con todas las comodidades necesarias para darle a su hija 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
  • 32
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,854,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Ana Yolanda to purchase mangoes and fruit for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 16, 2012
Listed
Jun 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 18, 2013