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Luz Maria
Luz is 60-years old. She is married and lives with her husband in her own home in the Tierra Blanca neighborhood. They have lived there for 60 years. The neighborhood is a part of Atuntaqui, an area where the majority of the people make their livings in fabrications. They have workshops where they make clothing of different designs that are offered for sale in the province and other areas.
Luz sells root vegetables. She has been in this line of work for years. From her stall in the Amazonas market she sells root vegetables such as: tubers, tomatoes, potatoes, ocas and other products. Each day she purchases the items that she will sell. She makes her purchases in the province and offers them for sale to a variety of customers. Luz is skilled in selling her merchandise. She washes the items until they are very clean, and that is how she ends up with such striking products for the market. Luz learned the business on her own initiative when she was 14-years old. Her parents brought her to the markets to make small sales, and that is how she is still selling root vegetables today. Luz sells her vegetables from 6:00am until 6:00pm at the market. The loan she is requesting from Fundación Alternativa she will invest in continuing to purchase more merchandise and grains and to continue selling to more people and expanding her sales stall. Luz is grateful to Fundación Alternativa and to KIVA for the opportunity they have offered and for the help in reaching her dreams.
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Luz, tiene 60 años, casada, vive con el esposo en la casa propio en el barrio Tierra Blanca donde ya viven 60 años pertenece a Atuntaqui, zona donde la mayoría de personas se dedican a la confección y tienen talleres donde elaboran prendas de vestir de diferente tipo de diseños que ofrecen en la provincia y en otras.
Luz, es comerciante de granos ya viene trabajando desde hace años, en su puesto que tiene en el mercado Amazonas, vende granos como: melloco, tomate, papas, ocas y entre otros productos que todo los días compra para vender, las compras los realiza en la provincia y los ofrece a variedades de clientes, tiene habilidad para vender primero los lava hasta dejarlos bien limpios y es así como tiene bien llamativo los productos que ofrece en el mercado. Luz aprendió esta actividad por iniciativa propia desde los 14 años de edad que los papas le llevaban a los mercados a realizar ventas por cantidades pequeñas es así como hasta el día de hoy sigue ejerciendo esta actividad del comercio de granos, ella empieza sus ventas desde las 6 am hasta las 6pm en el mercado, con el crédito que está solicitando en Fundación Alternativa lo va invertir para seguir comprando más mercadería, granos y seguir ofreciendo a mas personas e incrementar su puesto de ventas. Luz agradece a Fundación Alternativa y a KIVA por la oportunidad brindada y apoyo para cumplir sus sueños.

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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
  • 92
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,946,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Luz Maria to purchase more grains and merchandise and to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 31, 2014
Listed
Feb 10, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 18, 2015