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Olga Maria
Olga's a young Ecuadorian who was born in Pujilí Canton in the province of Cotopaxi in the Republic of Ecuador. This canton is very well known for its traditions and agriculture.

Olga's 44 years old and the single mother of a young son. She finished elementary school with a lot of sacrifice and dedication. She also got a diploma as a professional seamstress. Her parents supported her up to that point, then she had to find a way to get ahead on her own. Her parents taught her the art of agriculture and ranching from a young age.

Olga has been very persevering on behalf of her little boy, who fills her with happiness. She has had to strive very hard to be able to give him a better life so he'll be a great professional full of values and principles, which she has instilled in him since he was little.

Olga built her house with a lot of effort, happiness, and pride when her mother left her a small piece of land. Unfortunately Olga hasn't been able to finish building because she lacks the money. This is why she's requesting a loan, which she saw as a way to help finish building her modest home and improve her quality of life and her son's.

Olga's grateful to Fundación Alternativa in Ecuador and to Kiva for making her personal and business growth possible.
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Olga una joven ecuatoriana nacida en el cantón de Pujilí de la provincia de Cotopaxi de la República del Ecuador, este cantón es muy reconocido por sus tradiciones y su agricultura. Tiene 44 años de edad, es madre soltera vive junto a su pequeño hijo, con mucho sacrificio y dedicación Olga terminó sus estudios primarios y logró también obtener un título como costurera profesional, es hasta ahí donde sus padres le apoyaron. Luego ella por si sola tuvo que conseguir las maneras de poder salir adelante, desde muy pequeña le enseñaron el arte de la agricultura y cría de ganado. Olga ha sido muy luchadora y por su pequeño hijo, quien le llena de alegría, ha tenido que luchar muy duro para poder regalarle a su hijo una mejor vida y lograr que él sea un gran profesional lleno de valores y principios, que ella desde muy pequeño le ha ido inculcando.
Olga construyó su casa con mucho esfuerzo pero a la vez con mucha alegría y orgullo ya que su madre le heredo un pequeño terreno, lamentablemente no la ha podido terminar de construir por falta de recursos económicos, y es por esta razón que solicita el crédito ya que vio en la institución, una mano para poder terminar de construir su humilde hogar y poder mejorar su calidad de vida junto a la de su hijo. Olga agradece 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
  • 90
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,045,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Olga Maria to finish building her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2014
Mar 14, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014