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Lerida Mercedes
Lerida lives in Santo Domingo. She is 42 years old, single, and has been in a common law marriage for many years. She and her husband have six children, four of them adults and two who live at home and attend the local school.

Her husband is working as a laborer on a farm but doesn’t have steady work. Sometimes he also works as a mason. Lerida wants to help get the family ahead, and is a hardworking woman and sets up her cart in front of a store near her home and sells salchipapas and hamburgers. In the mornings she makes bread to sell in the neighborhood. This has provided her an income to bring home and provide food and an education to her children. They have also been able to build their humble home little by little.

Lerida has been working with Fundación Alternativa and has had three loans in the past. She is very grateful that she has been able to improve her business. She is very happy because the money will allow her to buy potatoes, cooking oil, sausages, flour, butter, and everything she needs to make her products.
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En la ciudad de Santo Domingo vive Lerida una señora de 42 años, se encuentra en unión libre muchos años con su esposo, de quienes fruto de este amor tienen 6 hijos, cuatro de ellos ya mayores de edad y dos viven en casa, ellos están estudiando en una escuela fiscal cerca a su domicilio.
Su esposo por ahora está trabajando en una finca como jornalero, él no cuenta con un trabajo fijo, a veces también trabaja como albañil; es por ello que Lerida quiere ayudarle para sacar a delante a su familia, ella es una señora muy trabajadora, en las tardes ella se pone su coche afueras de una tienda cerca de su casa y vende salchipapas y hamburguesas, y por las mañanas elabora pan y sale a recorrer en su barrio. Esto le ha permito poder llevar un ingreso a su hogar y darle la educación y alimentación a sus hijos, también poco a poco han podido construir su humilde casa.
Lerida ya lleva trabajando con Fundación Alternativa ya tres créditos y se siente muy agradecida ya que con esto ha podido mejorar su negocio. Está muy feliz porque con este dinero podrá comprar papas, aceite, salchichas, harina, mantequilla y todo lo necesario para realizar sus productos.

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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.

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About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 65
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,495,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Lerida Mercedes to buy ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 22, 2014
Listed
Feb 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 17, 2015