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Jaqueline Del Pilar
Jaqueline is a 37-year-old single woman who completed primary school. She has three children, who are 13, 8, and 6 years of age. Currently Mary is the head of her family, in which she has the great responsibility of educating and providing for her children, with whom she lives in her rented home in the city of Ibarra, the capital of the province of Imbabura. This city belongs to La Sierra and is located in the northern part of Ecuador. Its summery weather, its festivals, and its friendly inhabitants are the main attractions for national and international tourists. Art and culture predominate, but many people have also launched tourist projects which offer visits to waterfalls, rivers, and lagoons, as well as walks to places which show the culture of Ecuador.

For eight years Jaqueline has sold candy, fruit, and vegetables in order to support her home. No obstacle has stopped her from continuing to fight for the wellbeing of her children. Besides having a space in the market to make her sales, she also goes out to public places when there are events on which attract multitudes of people. Thanks to the enterprising spirit which she inherited from her whole family, she has made the business grow and she spends 7 or 8 hours each day working, and a little longer when events are on as she stays late into the night, but the difficulty of obtaining loans with some institutions has made growth very difficult; however, thanks to various recommendations by friends and family, she has applied to Fundación Alternativa for a loan which she will invest in purchasing additional products to meet customers’ demands and obtain greater profits on her sales. With these profits she will be able to fulfill her dream of relocating her business to a bigger, wider, and more comfortable place for her and her customers, and further down the track she will be able to buy her own house. Jaqueline hopes that people from all over the world will hear her story through Kiva and that they will be able to help her and all of those who fight for their dreams through microenterprise.
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Jaqueline es una mujer de 37 años que terminó la escuela primaria y es soltera, tiene tres hijos de 13, 8 y 6 años. En la actualidad María es la cabeza de su hogar en donde tiene la gran responsabilidad de educar y sostener a sus hijos con quien vive arrendando su residencia en la ciudad de Ibarra, la capital de la provincia de Imbabura. Esta ciudad pertenece a la Sierra ecuatoriana y está ubicada en el norte del Ecuador. Su clima veraniego, sus fiestas y la amabilidad de sus habitantes, son el atractivo principal de turistas nacionales y extranjeros. Predomina el arte y la cultura, pero también muchas personas han emprendido con proyectos turísticos que ofrecen la visita a cascadas, ríos, lagunas y caminatas por lugares que muestran la cultura de esta tierra.
Jaqueline desde hace 8 años se dedica a comercializar golosinas, frutas y verduras para poder llevar el sustento a su hogar, es una mujer a quien ningún obstáculo la ha detenido para seguir luchando por el bienestar de sus hijos, pues además de tener un espacio en el mercado para hacer sus ventas, también sale a los lugares públicos cuando hay eventos que convocan a multitudes. Gracias al espíritu emprendedor que heredó de toda su familia, ella ha crecido con su negocio y le dedica 7 u 8 horas cada día y en los eventos un poco más de tiempo pues se queda hasta altas horas de la noche, pero la dificultad de obtener créditos en algunas instituciones le ha dificultado mucho su crecimiento, sin embargo, gracias a varias recomendaciones de amigos y familiares, ha acudido a Fundación Alternativa para conseguir un préstamo que lo invertirá en la compra de productos adicionales para cumplir la demanda de sus clientes y así poder obtener mayor utilidad con sus ventas con lo cual poco a poco podrá lograr cumplir su sueño de reubicar su negocio en un lugar más grande, amplio y cómodo tanto para ella como para sus clientes y a un plazo un poco más largo poder comprar su propia casa. Jaqueline espera que todos quienes en las diferentes partes del mundo conozcan su historia a través de Kiva, la puedan apoyar a ella y a todos quienes luchan por sus sueños a través de la microempresa.

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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
  • 96
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,110,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Jaqueline Del Pilar to purchase products for stocking her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 28, 2013
Listed
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2014