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Angela Candelaria
Angela is a 59 year old woman. She has learned to survive despite the lack of work caused by her lack of education. Due to various circumstances, she was only able to finish primary school. Now she lives in a common law marriage with her spouse, Ramón, who is 57. He supports the home with his work as a farmer and she has 6 children with him, whom they raised and supported until they left home to be on their own and work for themselves. Right now, Angela lives with her husband in the parish of Río Verde in the Santo Domingo canton of Ecuador. Everyone in the area knows her as an enterprising and hardworking woman who fights for her dreams every day.

Angela helped her husband with the farming, but the need in the home grew and 16 years ago she decided to start selling sets of pots and casual clothes. She learned about sales in her native home of Calceta. It is a small town characterized as being very commercial. In fact, the biggest obstacle she has had is starting her life over again in a new city that she wasn't familiar with, where she was very well received. Now she is asking for a loan to acquire merchandise and improve her corner house where she has her locale so it will get people's attention and the people who seek her out on her customers' recommendation can find her more easily. Angela is taking out her first loan with Fundación Alternativa thanks to the recommendation of her daughter, who told her about the trust and support that this entity gives entrepreneurs in vulnerable areas. Angela hopes that with this loan, her sales will increase and she can see her business become an excellent commercial business that gives her what she needs to have a nice old age at her husband's side.
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Angela es una mujer de 59 años, ha aprendido a subsistir a pesar de la falta de empleo que su falta de educación le causó, pues por varias circunstancias solo pudo terminar la escuela primaria. Ahora viven en unión libre con su pareja Ramón de 57 años que lleva el sustento a su hogar gracias a su labor de agricultor y con quien tiene 6 hijos a quienes educaron y sostuvieron hasta que salieron de casa para ser independientes y trabajar por sí solos. En la actualidad Angela vive con su esposo en la Parroquia Río Verde del Cantón Santo Domingo en Ecuador. Todos en la zona la conocen como una mujer emprendedora y esforzada que lucha cada día por sus sueños.
Angela ayudaba a su esposo en la agricultura, pero la necesidad en su hogar fue creciendo y decidió emprender hace 16 años en el comercio de juegos de ollas y ropa casual. Ella aprendió la actividad del comercio en su tierra natal que es Calceta y es una ciudad pequeña que se caracteriza por ser bastante comercial. De hecho el obstáculo más grande que ella ha tenido es rehacer su vida en una nueva ciudad que ella no conocía pero en la cual fue muy bien recibida. Ahora ella solicita un préstamo para adquirir mercadería y realizar algunas adecuaciones a su casa esquinera en donde atiende para que llame la atención y las personas que le buscan recomendadas por sus clientes puedan localizarla más fácilmente. Angela realiza su primer crédito con Fundación Alternativa gracias a la recomendación de su hija quien le hablo de la confianza y el apoyo que esta entidad brinda a los emprendedores de zonas vulnerables. Angela espera que con este préstamo sus ventas se incrementen y así poder ver su negocio convertido en una empresa comercial de excelencia que brinde lo necesario para tener una buena vejez a lado de su esposo.

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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
  • 47
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,300,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Angela Candelaria to buy merchandise and improve her locale to attract customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 31, 2013
Listed
Feb 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014