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Maria Isabel
María is separated and has four children; two of her children now have their own families, while two still live at home and are studying.

All of the family lives in the city of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, a bridge between the country's different regions.

María is a happy and charismatic woman. She has found ways to help her family to get ahead, as she is both mother and father to her children. In the mornings, María works as a kitchen helper at a restaurant, while she sells cosmetics and household goods in the afternoons. For these sales, María goes round the local barrio and neighbouring areas in order to support her household.

María has worked very hard. She has her own house that, little by little, she has renovated. Now, with this loan, she will set up a granny flat in her home to rent out and generate another income to continue providing her children with an education.

María is very grateful for the support from "Fundación Alternativa" and Kiva, who are making her personal growth possible.
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María es una señora separada, tiene cuatro hijos, dos de ellos ya tienen su familia y los últimos viven con ella, actualmente los dos están estudiando. Todos habitan en la ciudad de Santo Domingo de los Colorados, ciudad caracterizada por ser el puente terrestre que une a las regiones del país.
María es una señora muy alegre y carismática, ella todos estos años ha visto la forma de sacar adelante a su familia ya que es padre y madre para sus hijos, por ello por las mañanas presta sus servicios de ayudante de cocina en un restaurante y por las tardes vende cosméticos y artículos del hogar, recorre por su barrio y sectores aledaños todo esto por llevar un sustento a su hogar.
Ha trabajado muy duro durante este tiempo, cuenta con su casita propia a quien la ha ido mejorando poco a poco, ahora con este crédito ella adecuará un departamento en su vivienda para arrendarlo y generar otra fuente de ingresos para poder seguir dándole la educación a sus hijos.
Se siente muy agradecida por el apoyo de Fundación Alternativa y de Kiva por hacer posible este crecimiento.

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
  • 16
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,607,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Maria Isabel to build a granny-flat in her home to rent out and have another source of income.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 18, 2014
Listed
Aug 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 17, 2015