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Digna Aurora
Digna is 45 years old and has six children - they are aged 18, 16, 13, 11, 8, and 7 years old respectively and it is for them that she fights every day. Digna lives in a small house, which she inherited for her mother. With her parents efforts, Digna was able to complete secondary school but then had to go out to work so as to pay for necessities. Digna has been working selling Bonice ice creams as a street vendor for three years and the business is always growing. Despite having a job that requires a lot of time and effort, Digna also does the household chores and looks after her children. Digna and her family currently live in the La Laguna area of the Ignacio Flores parish, in the Latacunga province of Ecuador. Digna lives in poverty and so, in addition to her business, she has had to look for additional sources of income, such as raising and selling chickens. Digna works 11 - 12 hours per day and has almost no spare time to spend with her children. Digna is applying for a loan in order to renovate her house to make it more comfortable for her children.

Digna and her children thank "Fundación Alternativa" in Ecuador and Kiva for making their personal and profession growth possible.
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Digna es una mujer de 45 años tiene 6 hijos de 18, 16, 13, 11, 8 y 7 años de edad, y por quienes lucha día a día, vive en una pequeña casa que su madre le heredó, con el esfuerzo de sus padres logró terminar la secundaria para luego dedicarse a trabajar ya que por falta de recursos económicos se vio obligada a hacerlo para poder sustentar sus necesidades. Se dedica a la venta de bonice de forma ambulante desde hace 3 años su pequeño negocio ha ido creciendo cada vez más, A pesar de tener un trabajo que le demanda mucho tiempo y esfuerzo, ella se encarga de todos los quehaceres de su hogar, de sus hijos, en la actualidad Digna y su familia viven en el sector de La Laguna perteneciente a la parroquia de Ignacio Flores de la provincia de Latacunga de la República del Ecuador. podríamos decir que está en un nivel casi bajo , es por eso que además de su negocio también ha tenido que ver otras fuentes de ingresos adicionales por la crianza y venta de pollos, trabaja de 11 a 12 horas , casi no tiene tiempo para compartir con sus hijos. Está solicitando un crédito para hacer una adecuación en su vivienda para dar mejor comodidad a sus hijos.
Digna y sus hijos agradecen a Fundación Alternativa en Ecuador y a Kiva por hacer posible el crecimiento en su vida laboral y personal.

Additional Information

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.


About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 86
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,583,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Digna Aurora to renovate her house to make it more comfortable for her children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2013
Jan 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014