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Ana Carolina
Ana is 23 years old, single, and finished high school. She lives in the city of El Puyo, the canton capital of the Pastaza province, which forms an important part of the Amazon region in Ecuador, which is in the center of the Amazonian jungle. In Puyo, Ecuadorians and foreign tourists come to enjoy an agreeable climate and splendid landscape with rivers, waterfalls, and a diversity of plants and animals. Because tourism is one of the most important economic activities, the center of the city has all of the services to accommodate tourists such as hotels, hostels, restaurants, banks, and others. The inhabitants also work in agriculture and raising livestock, which are favored because of the fertile land in the area. Without a doubt, El Puyo is a city that is worth visiting since it has grown a lot in the last few years because of the enterprising spirit and hard work of the local people.

Ana works selling cosmetics and natural healthcare products. She learned this work from her relatives and started her own business two years ago. Her customers have increased since she provides personalized advice so that her customers look and feel better. This added value has made her business increase. To receive bigger discounts for a larger volume of orders, she requires a loan to acquire products and maintain stock of the most popular products. Ana hopes that this will increase her income and improve her quality of life.
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Ana es una mujer joven de 23 años, es soltera y culminó sus estudios secundarios. Vive en la ciudad de El Puyo, cantón capital de la Provincia de Pastaza, una provincia que forma parte importante de la Región Amazónica del Ecuador, siendo el centro de la selva amazónica. En su capital Puyo se puede gozar de un agradable clima y un paisaje esplendoroso con ríos, cascadas diversidad de fauna y flora por lo que turistas nacionales y extranjeros llegan a deleitarse de estos cálidos atractivos. Por ser el turismo una de las actividades económicas más importantes, en el centro de la ciudad se encuentra fácilmente todos los servicios para acoger al turista como son hoteles, hosterías, restaurantes, instituciones financieras, etc. También los habitantes se dedican a la agricultura y ganadería que son favorecidas con la tierra fértil que posee este lugar. Sin duda El Puyo es una ciudad que vale la pena visitar ya que ha crecido mucho en los últimos años por el espíritu emprendedor y trabajador de su gente.
Ana se ha dedicado a la venta de cosméticos y productos naturales dedicados a cuidar la salud, actividad que aprendió de sus parientes y lo inició hace 2 años en los cuales sus clientes han incrementado, ya que la asesoría personalizada que Ana brinda para que sus clientes se vean y se sientan mejor es el valor agregado que ha hecho que este negocio incremente. Al recibir mayores descuentos por un mayor volumen de pedidos, ella requiere un préstamo para adquirir productos y mantener stock con los productos más demandados por sus clientes. Ana espera de esta forma incrementar sus ingresos y mejorar su 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
  • 39
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,451,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Ana Carolina to purchase products and increase her stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 5, 2012
Listed
Oct 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013