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Aida Corina
Aida, 29, lives with her partner Erwin, who is a farmer of the same age. They have two children: Byron, 13, and Dayana, 11. Aida is from Otavalo, but she lives in the El Pacto parish, located in the canton of San Miguel de Lo Bancos. This is a town that is visited by many people because of its waterfalls and the biodiversity of species that one can observe passing through the countryside. This place has an exceptional gastronomy; it's known for its traditional dishes that are sold by many of its residents. In addition to this, the local hotels, agricultural supply stores and offerings of extreme sports activities, support the economic growth of the city. In the rural neighborhoods there are households who are devoted to farming and livestock activities, so this area also specializes in the processing of milk and its derivatives, such as cheese, sweet milk, and other dairy products.

Aida inherited her parents' talent for making "panela," a food that is made from a base of sugarcane which is full of vitamins and nutrients that are good for the human body. She uses this to make drinks, and it also serves as a natural sweetener and energizer. It has curative properties, from healing wounds to treating ulcers. Aida has been making this product for 6 years, and she invests up to 10 hours a day in this business while also attending to her home. She needs to increase her income to support her husband in paying for the education of their children. For this reason, she is requesting a loan from the Fundacion Alternativa to buy more supplies to increase her production. This way, she will realize her dream of seeing her children grow up in excellent living conditions while finishing their education.
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Aida tiene 29 años convive con su pareja Erwin de su misma edad y que se dedica a la agricultura, tienen 2 hijos; Byron de 13 años y Dayana de 11 años. Ella es de Otavalo pero vive en la Parroquia de El Pacto ubicada en el cantón de San Miguel de Los Bancos un pueblo que es muy visitado por las cascadas y biodiversidad de especies que se pueden observar en el paso por sus paisajes. Un lugar dueño de una exquisita gastronomía en comida típica que es comercializada por varios de sus habitantes y que conjuntamente con hoteles, almacenes agropecuarios, y oferta de deportes extremos aportan al crecimiento económico de la ciudad. También en el sector rural hay hogares que se dedican a la agricultura y ganadería de donde también se destaca el procesamiento de leche y derivados como queso, manjar, etc.
Aida heredó de sus padres la habilidad y el deleite en elaborar “panela” un alimento elaborado en base a caña de azúcar que aporta vitaminas y nutrientes al cuerpo humano con la que se realiza bebidas y también sirve como endulzante natural y energizante, tiene propiedades curativas y hasta cicatrizantes en el tratamiento de úlceras. Aida se dedica a la elaboración de este producto desde hace 6 años e invierte hasta 10 horas en el día en esta actividad paralelamente a la atención de su hogar. Ella necesita incrementar sus ingresos para apoyar a su esposo en el pago de la educación de sus hijos por lo que solicitó un préstamo en Fundación Alternativa para comprar más insumos para generar mayor producción y así conseguir su sueño de ver a sus hijos creciendo en excelentes condiciones de vida y además culminando sus estudios.

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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.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 39
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  • $23,216,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Aida Corina to improve her crops and increase her production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 17, 2012
Listed
Sep 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013