Total loan: $1,150

Andrea Mishell

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Los Bancos, Pichincha, Ecuador / Agriculture

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A loan helped to start her business raising and selling pigs so she can stay at home and take care of her son.

Andrea Mishell's story

Andrea lives in the Pueblo Nuevo precinct, 15 minutes from San Miguel de los Bancos Canton, located to the northwest of the province of Pichincha. The people there are very devoted to the Virgen de los Remedios, whom they celebrate every year on December 8.

Andrea is a persevering woman. She's the single mother of a little one-year-old son whom she has to leave with a neighbor so she can go to work. It's hard to leave him all day, but it's the only way they can get ahead. She works in an inn in the Mindo area. Her supervisors value her because she's a persevering and honest woman.

Andrea comes from a low-income family, which is why she has not been able to finish school. Despite this she tries to get ahead working every day to give her son the necessities.

Andrea wants to start her own business raising and selling pigs. She has the space and the experience, and the pigpens are almost ready to start the business. With this income she'll improve her quality of life and her young son's. Her goal is to only work in her own business so won't have to leave her son with other people.

Andrea's grateful to Fundación Alternativa for the help they're giving to people like her who haven't had the opportunity to be able to realize their dreams.