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Aida Marina
Alda is a woman of 52. She finished primary school, and then she helped out in her home. When she was very young, she married Vincent, a farmer who is now 50 and with whom she had five children, of whom only one depends on his parents. Now Aida lives with her husband and their son in the Valle Hermoso parish of the Santo Domingo canton in Ecuador. Valle Hermoso is a rural parish where there are approximately ten thousand residents. It is the setting for lovers of extreme sports, since its waterfalls and rivers are the natural resources most suitable for this. It is a location with a warm climate, and its inhabitants have an impressive entrepreneurial spirit. Visitors to this place come from all the provinces, tourists as well as business people, thanks to the fact that Santo Domingo is a point of commercial exchange between the coastal and mountain regions of the country, and it has had a very renowned sustainable growth in recent years.

Aida has worked raising pigs for 8 years. The work consists of looking for food for the pigs, feeding them, keeping them clean, and periodically checking on their state of health, to later sell them. Aida hopes to grow economically so that the style of living in her home can improve and thus she can accomplish having her youngest son successfully complete his studies. She needs a loan with which she can buy a pair of mother pigs to raise and breed with the male pigs that she now has so that they can give birth to baby pigs to raise or also to sell at the animal fair. The obstacle that prevented Aida from taking this decision earlier was the difficulty in finding financing at other financial institutions. Now, with the help of Fundación Alternativa, she will be able to finance this step of growth in her business, since in addition to receiving the loan in a rapid and secure manner, they will also train her so that she can be a better administrator of her resources. Aida is grateful to Kiva for allowing various people around the world to cooperate in the accomplishment of this dream.
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Aida es una mujer de 52 años, alcanzó a terminar los estudios de la escuela primaria y luego se dedicó a ayudar en su hogar, se casó siendo muy joven con Vicente un hombre agricultor de 50 años con quien tuvo 5 hijos, de los cuales solo uno depende de sus padres. Ahora Aida vive con su esposo y su hijo en la Parroquia Valle Hermoso del cantón Santo Domingo en Ecuador. Valle Hermoso es una parroquia rural en donde hay aproximadamente diez mil habitantes, es el escenario para los amantes de los deportes extremos, pues sus cascadas y ríos son los recursos naturales más adecuados para esto. Es un sitio con clima cálido y sus habitantes tienen un espíritu emprendedor impresionante. Los visitantes del lugar vienen de todas las provincias tanto como turistas o comerciantes debido a que Santo Domingo es el puerto de intercambio comercial de las Regiones Costa y Sierra del país y ha tenido un crecimiento sustentable muy notorio en los últimos años.
Aida se dedica a la crianza de cerdos desde hace 8 años, la actividad consiste en buscar alimento para los cerdos, alimentarlos, asearlos y controlar su estado de salud periódicamente para la posterior venta de los mismos. Aida espera crecer económicamente para que el estilo de vida en su hogar mejore y así lograr que su último hijo termine exitosamente sus estudios. Ella requiere un préstamo con el cual pueda comprar un par de cerdos madres para criarlas y unirlas con los machos que tiene actualmente para que así nazcan cerdos bebés para criarlos o también venderlos en la feria de animales. El obstáculo que impidió que Aida tomara esta decisión anteriormente, fue la dificultad en encontrar financiamiento en otras instituciones financieras. Ahora con la ayuda de Fundación Alternativa podrá financiar este paso de crecimiento en su negocio, pues además de recibir el dinero de forma ágil y segura; también le capacitarán para que sea una mejor administradora de sus recursos. Aida agradece a Kiva por permitir que varias personas alrededor del mundo cooperen en el cumplimiento de este sueño.

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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
  • 92
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  • $24,212,550
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Aida Marina to buy two mother pigs to increase production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 14, 2013
Listed
Mar 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 17, 2014