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Diana Gisela
Diana is a 29 year old woman who was born in a a home in the Costa Region, and emigrated to the Ecuadorian Sierra when she was very young in search of a better future. Now she lives with her partner, 34-year-old Iván, with whom she has two children, ages 14 and 6. They both study and also help with house work. They are a very united family and they live in a rural parish in the city of Quito, capitol of the province of Ecuador. The name of the parish is Nanegalito, located northwest of the Pichincha Province, which was the home of an Ecuadorian culture.

This place possesses a variety of flora and fauna, and also has rivers and waterfalls. Its strong point in production is cattle, with the production of milk and meat, as well as agriculture, with the production of sugar cane stalks, yucca, corn, oranges, tangerines and papayas. Hand crafts are also a business opportunity in the area, in demand for their particular use of natural materials such as seeds from the forest. Due to all of this, the local authorities have made it a point to do appropriate installations so that all of their over 3,000 inhabitants have access to basic services, which up until recently were not a benefit that all were able to enjoy.

When Diana arrived to Nanegalito she was helping her partner in the field, sowing various types of fruits and also raising animals to be sold. Upon seeing the amount of need in her household, a year ago she decided to also take on the challenge of raising pigs to be sold, even though on one occasion she had already tried and it had not turned out the way she had hoped. She had not given up. Improving the nurseries and spending almost 10 hours taking care of the pigs, Diana has increased her income and now she needs a loan so she can buy a couple of additional pigs to raise and that way she can go to the market with more products to meet the demand of the area's visitors who always go in search of the best.

Diana dreams of having a promising future along with her family and becoming a recognized micro entrepreneur. For this purpose she is acquiring several tools, thanks to the advice of Fundación Alternativa and its account executive. Via Fundación Alternativa, she found the support and trust to gain capital through the Kiva product, and this is where she also got her life's projects supported around the world.
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Diana es una mujer de 29 años, nació en un hogar de la Región Costa y siendo muy joven emigró en busca de un mejor futuro a la Sierra ecuatoriana. Ahora vive con su pareja Iván de 34 años con quien tiene 2 hijos de 14 y 6 años, ambos estudian y también ayudan en las labores de la casa. Son una familia muy unida y viven en una parroquia rural de la ciudad de Quito capital de la provincia del Ecuador, su nombre es Nanegalito, parroquia ubicada al noroccidente de la Provincia de Pichincha, que fue residencia de una cultura ecuatoriana. Es un lugar poseedor de diversidad de flora y fauna y además ríos y cascadas. Su punto fuerte en la producción es la ganadería con la producción de leche y carne y también la agricultura con la producción de caña de azúcar, yuca, caña, maíz, naranjas, mandarinas y papayas. Las artesanías elaboradas a mano también son una oportunidad de negocio en el lugar, que son demandadas por el uso particular de materiales naturales como semillas del bosque. Por todo esto las autoridades locales se han preocupado por hacer instalaciones adecuadas para que todos sus más de 3000 habitantes tengan acceso a los servicios básicos que hasta hace poco no era un beneficio que todos gozaban.
Diana llegó a Nanegalito ayudando a su pareja en el campo, cultivando varios tipos de frutos y también cuidando animales para su posterior comercialización. Al ver la necesidad en su hogar, hace un año ella también decidió asumir el reto de criar cerdos para su posterior comercialización, aunque en una ocasión ya lo había intentado y no resultó como ella esperaba, no se ha dado por vencida. Mejorando los criaderos y ocupando casi 10 horas al cuidado de los cerdos, Diana ha incrementado sus ingresos y ahora requiere un préstamo para comprar un par de cerdos adicionales para criarlos y así poder salir al mercado con más producto para cumplir con la demanda de los visitantes de la zona que siempre van en busca de lo mejor. Diana sueña con tener junto a su familia un futuro prometedor, convertirse en una microempresaria reconocida, para lo cual está adquiriendo varias herramientas gracias a la asesoría de Fundación Alternativa y su ejecutivo de cuenta, en donde encontró el apoyo y confianza para tener un capital a través del producto Kiva en donde además ella consigue que sus proyectos de vida sean apoyados en todo el mundo.

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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
  • 46
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,295,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Diana Gisela to buy pigs and supplies for raising them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 24, 2013
Listed
Feb 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 18, 2013