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Elvia Esperanza
Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas is a city that is well-known in Ecuador, since it is the bridge that joins the mountains and the coast, and also because the Tsachila ethnic group for which the city is named lives there. This is where Elvia, a 62-year-old woman who has been separated for many years, currently lives with her son, daughter-in-law and her young granddaughter, in a small house that the four of them share.

Elvia is a very hard-working woman who goes around selling bleach, and also sells grilled meat in her neighborhood from 2pm to 7pm. The business is very popular because of Elvia’s seasonings. She has been a client of Fundación Alternativa for a number of years, and works with the institution because of the speed of their loan disbursements and the good service they offer.

Elvia is requesting a small loan to buy onions, meat, spices and rice, since in addition to selling grilled meats she also prepares other food to sell at night. This will allow her to increase her income and continue to grow with her business. She is very grateful to Fundación Alternativa and Kiva for the help they provide.
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Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas es una ciudad conocida en Ecuador, porque es el puente que une a la sierra y la costa y además porque en ella habita la etnia Tsachila, por ello el nombre de la ciudad. Aquí habita Elvia es una señora de 62 años, separada hace varios años, actualmente vive con un hijo, su nuera y su pequeña nieta en una pequeña vivienda, los cuatro la comparten.
Elvia es una señora muy trabajadora, recorre vendiendo cloro y también por la tarde a partir de las dos hasta las 7 de la noche se dedica a vender asados en su barrio, su negocio es muy concurrido por la sazón de Elvia. Ella es cliente de Fundación Alternativa varios años, ha trabajado con la institución por la agilidad de sus créditos, además por el buen servicio brindado.
Elvia solicita un pequeño crédito para la compra de cebolla, carne, aliños, arroz porque además de vender sus asados también va a preparar comida para vender en las noches, con ello podrán mejorar sus ingresos y seguir creciendo en el negocio. Se siente muy agradecida con la institución y el proyecto Kiva por la ayuda brindada.

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 Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 61
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,876,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Elvia Esperanza to buy ingredients and food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 16, 2014
Listed
May 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2015