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Maria Luisa
María is a 49 year old woman. She studied at primary school and she is married to Hugo who is 56 years old with whom she has three grown children. María was brought up by her parents, and although they had scarce resources, at least they gave her some education and they also taught her about agriculture so that María could obtain a living.

Now María lives with her husband in the city of El Puyo, the capital of the canton of Pastaza Province, a province that is an important part of the Amazon region of Ecuador, in the center of the Amazon jungle.

In the capital of Puyo one can enjoy a pleasant climate and a splendid landscape with rivers, waterfalls, and a variety of flora and fauna which nationals and foreign tourists visit to enjoy themselves at these warm attractions.

Since tourism is one of the most important economic activities, in the city center can easily be found all the tourist services such as hotels, hostels, restaurants, banks, etc. Also, the local people work in agriculture and livestock that are favored because of the fertile land that this place has. Puyo is a city worth visiting as it has grown a lot in the last years through the entrepreneurial spirit and hard work of its people.

Since agriculture is an important activity in the area, María has been doing this work for 5 years. She works 10 hours on the weekends selling cassava, bananas and sugarcane and although the other days she also takes particular steps caring for her crops, at the same time she attends to a grocery store whose income takes care of everyday expenses.

Now María wants to supply this store as through the experience that she has acquired she knows the products that are the most demanded by her clients and which she sometimes does not have in stock. This is why María needs a loan to buy merchandise at wholesale in order to offer a variety of products in her store and thus obtain better income to help her cover the legal expenses to execute the documents to endorse the ownership of the land where she works.

María is an enterprising and hardworking woman who has not been overcome by any obstacle and this is why she is grateful to Fundación Alternative for the help and trust that they have given.
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María es una mujer de 49 años, tiene estudios primarios y está casada con Hugo de 56 años. Con quien tiene 3 hijos ya adultos. María se educó con sus padres que aunque de escasos recursos, le pudieron al menos regalar parte de su educación y también le enseñaron todo sobre la agricultura, con la cual María podría obtener el sustento. Ahora María vive con su cónyuge 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.
Al ser la agricultura una actividad importante en la zona, María se ha dedicado a trabajar en este negocio desde hace 5 años. Dedica los fines de semana 10 horas a la venta de yuca, plátano y caña y aunque los otros días también realiza ciertos tipos de cuidado a los sembríos, ella paralelamente a la agricultura atiende una tienda de víveres de cuyos ingresos tiene el sustento para todos los días. Ahora María quiere que esta tienda esté más surtida ya que con la experiencia que ha ido adquiriendo sabe los productos que son más demandados por sus clientes y con los cuales a veces no cuenta en stock. Por esta razón María necesita un crédito para comprar mercadería al por mayor para ofrecer variedad de productos en su tienda y con esto obtener mayores ingresos que le ayuden a sustentar los gastos legales para formalizar los documentos que avalan la propiedad de los terrenos en donde ella trabaja. María es una mujer emprendedora y trabajadora que no se ha visto limitada por ningún obstáculo y es por esto que agradece a Fundación Alternativa por la ayuda y la confianza que le han brindado.

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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

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 95
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,092,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Maria Luisa to buy groceries to stock the small store which she maintains during the weekdays.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 22, 2012
Listed
Dec 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013