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Arturo David
Arturo is a 36-year-old gentleman who was born in El Empalme parish, which is located in the coastal region of Ecuador. He currently lives in Río Verde parish in the province of Santo Domingo de Los Tsáchilas with his wife Lourdes and their three children (ages 9, 7, and 5). His youngest child suffers from a congenital disease that prevented his organs from developing properly. This situation has taken its toll on the entire family, both financially and emotionally.

Three years ago, Arturo started a business selling food. He has his own cart that he parks along a popular street in the neighborhood where he sells his products. Arturo sells fish fritters, fried pastries, and ripe plantains with cheese. All of these are traditional snacks of the region. Arturo learned this trade from his mother, who also engaged in the same line of work.

He hopes to make repairs to his house and buy food to sell from his cart. For this reason, he is requesting a loan Fundación Alternativa in order to improve his life. Arturo works 10 hours a day so that he can provide for the welfare of his family, but his greatest wish is to see his young son cured.
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Arturo es un hombre de 36 años nacido en "El empalme" una parroquia perteneciente a la Región costa del Ecuador. Actualmente vive en la parroquia "Río Verde" en la provincia de Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas junto a su esposa Lourdes y sus tres hijos de 9, 7 y 5 años. El menor de sus hijos sufre de una enfermedad congénita la cual no permite que sus órganos se desarrollen, esto ha golpeado duramente a toda la familia, a nivel económico y emocional.

Hace 3 años Arturo inició su negocio de venta de comida. El tiene su propio carrito y se ubica en una popular calle del barrio donde reside para vender sus productos. El vende "corviches", "emborrajados" y "plátanos maduros con queso", bocadillos típicos de esta zona. Este oficio lo aprendió de su madre quien se dedica a la misma actividad. Él desea hacer reparaciones a su casa y comprar comida para venderla en su carrito, para ello solicitó a Fundación Alternativa un crédito el cual le permitirá mejorar su vida.

Trabaja 10 horas al día, todo por el bienestar de su familia, pero su gran sueño es que su hijo menor se cure.


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
  • 72
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,911,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Arturo David to buy food to sell from his cart and to make repairs to his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 29, 2011
Listed
Aug 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012