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Gladys Patricia
Gladys, 39, has been a widow since August. She has three children, one grown, and two who are 13 and 15 years old. She has a two-year-old grandson. She lives in Puyo-Putuimi, an area that is hot and humid. It's an area with a variety of vegetation. She works growing and selling sugar cane. She does this by herself and works six hours every day. Her dream was to be a teacher, but she didn't have her parents' support and got married at a young age, so she was not able to achieve her dreams. Her goal is to improve her field by buying organic fertilizer and good sugar cane seeds so she can offer her customers a higher-quality product and increase her income for her children's studies.

Gladys seeks credit to buy seeds and raw materials with the goal of bettering her plantation and producing quality products. She gives thanks to Fundación Alternative and Kiva por the support given and is grateful for the funds in allowing her to complete her future goals.
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La señora Gladys, tiene 39 años, es viuda desde agosto, tiene tres hijos una mayor de edad y dos de 13 y 15 años de edad y un nieto de dos años, vive en Puyo-Putuimi, dicha zona es cálida- húmeda, es un sector con variedad de vegetación, se dedica a la producción y venta de caña de azúcar (fruta) dicha actividad la realiza sola trabaja seis horas diarias todos los dias, el sueño de la señora fue ser profesora pero no tuvo el apoyo de sus padres y se caso a temprana edad y no pudo cumplir sus sueños, el propósito que tiene al solicitar el crédito es de mejorar su plantación con la compra de abono orgánico y una buena semilla de caña, para ofrecer a sus clientes producto de mejor calidad e incrementar el ingresos para el estudio de sus hijos.
Gladys solicita el crédito para la compra de semillas y materia prima con el fin de mejorar su plantación y producir productos de calidad.
Gladys agradece a Fundación Alternativa y a Kiva por el apoyo recibido ya que gracias a estos fondos podrá cumplir sus metas a futuro.

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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
  • 70
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,592,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Gladys Patricia to buy seeds and raw materials for her sugar cane plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2013
Jan 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014