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Maria America
María is 55 years old, she is married to Amilcar, who is 59 years old and has been a farmer for 20 years, they have one son and they live in Puyo, a city in the middle of the Amazon jungle in the western province of Pastaza at 924 meters above sea level, and it the capital of this province. It is demographically small, but has a wide variety of sites that are preferred by both domestic and international tourists, especially ecological activities and extreme sports. It is a city that has grown economically every day due to commercial activities, livestock, agriculture and tourism, because of which branches from financial establishments have been brought there because they want to take advantage of the economic activity that the city sustains.
María decided three years ago to begin to sell natural personal care products because these products have helped her to reestablish her health and vitality. Despite the small support from her family and the lack of confidence people have in these products, María continues to be successful in her sales and she is applying for a loan from Fundación Alternativa in order to purchase more products and be able to maintain her stock and offer her products at a competitive price to her clients and in this way contribute to the recuperation of their own health. She is hoping to increase her earnings in order to help her husband with the maintenance around the house and the education of their son.
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María tiene 55 años está casada con Amilcar de 59 años y es agricultor desde hace 20 años, tienen un hijo y viven en el Puyo una ciudad que en medio de la selva amazónica al occidente de la provincia de Pastaza y a 924 m. sobre el nivel del mar es la capital de esta provincia. Es demográficamente pequeña pero tiene una gran variedad de sitios que son los preferidos para turistas nacionales e internacionales sobre todo los de actividades ecológicas y de deportes extremos. Una ciudad que crece económicamente cada día por las actividades de comercio, ganadería, agricultura y turismo, por lo que en ella se han establecido sucursales de empresas financieras y comerciales que pretenden aprovechar la actividad económica que mantiene esta ciudad.
María hace 3 años decidió adquirir para la venta; productos naturales para la salud en vista de que éstos le habían ayudado a ella en restablecer su salud y vitalidad. A pesar del escaso apoyo de su familia y de la desconfianza de las personas hacia estos productos, María siguió adelante con la venta y por eso solicitó un préstamo en Fundación Alternativa para comprar productos que pueda mantener en stock y ofertarlos en un buen precio a sus clientes y de esta forma contribuir a la recuperación de salud de sus ellos. María espera incrementar las ganancias para apoyar a su esposo con la manutención de su hogar y educación de su hijo.

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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
  • 40
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,142,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Maria America purchase products and increase her stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 22, 2012
Listed
Sep 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2013