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Maria Avelina
Maria is a woman of 55 who lives with her husband and son in the Pacto parish in the canton of Quito, where the capital of Ecuador is located. This rural parish is located two hours from Quito, going closer to the coastal region of the country. The flora and fauna are the principal features in this region. The majority of the residents work in agricultural or livestock-related activities.

Maria has been raising chickens to sell for five years. She learned this business from her family, and now it serves to sustain her own household. This entrepreneurial woman wants to construct a shed for raising her chickens, and in this way they will be able to have a space where they are free from theft and from eating any food that they find on the ground. This will also facilitate the cleaning and hygiene of the site. To achieve this she needs a loan, which will help her improve her lifestyle.
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María es una mujer de 55 años que vive con su esposa e hijo en la parroquia de "Pacto" del cantón "Quito" donde se encuentra la capital del Ecuador. Esta parroquia rural se encuentra a dos horas de Quito acercándose a la región costa del país. En esta región la flora y fauna son sus principales características, la mayoría de habitantes se dedica a actividades agrícolas o ganaderas.

María se dedica a la crianza de pollos para luego venderlos desde hace 5 años; esta actividad la aprendió de su familia y ahora le sirve para sustentar su propio hogar. Esta mujer emprendedora desea construir un galpón para la crianza de sus pollos y de esta manera puedan tener un lugar donde estén libres de robos y de comer cualquier alimento que puedan encontrar en el suelo; con esto también se le facilitará la limpieza e higiene del sitio. Para lograr esto requiere un crédito, el cual podrá ayudarle a mejorar su estilo de vida.

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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.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,686,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Maria Avelina to make a little shed for the chickens that she raises.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2012
Jun 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013