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Wilson Nestor
Wilson is a young man who was born in Guangaje, one of the poorest cantons in Ecuador, located in the province of Cotopaxi. Currently he lives in Latacunga with his wife, with whom he has one son.

When he moved from his birth place to the provincial capital an old man took him in and he lived in his home. He also taught him to recycle cardboard. For 8 years he has had a cardboard recycling plant and sells his product to the bottling factories. He works long shifts, 10 hours a day. Wilson likes to attend the trainings that Fundacion Alternative gives to its clients.

Wilson wants to invest in basic materials and in refurbishing his machinery so that he can get better profits and give jobs to more low-income workers who sort out the trash.

One of his greatest obstacles in life has been racism because he comes from a poor place.
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Wilson es un joven nacido en uno de los cantones más pobres del Ecuador que es Guangaje, ubicado en la provincia de Cotopaxi. Actualmente vive en Latacunga con su esposa, con quien tiene un hijo.

Cuando migro desde su lugar de nacimiento a la capital de la provincia un hombre anciano le recibió en su casa para que viviera ahí y además le enseño a reciclar cartón. Desde hace 8 años el tiene su planta de reciclaje de cartón y vende su producto a las plantas embotelladoras. Trabaja una larga jornada de 10 horas al día. A Wilson le gustaría asistir a las capacitaciones que Fundación Alternativa da a sus clientes.

Wilson desea invertir en materia prima y en renovar su maquinaria para así obtener mejores ingresos y sobre todo dar trabajo a más personas de bajos recursos que trabajan clasificando basura.

Uno de los mayores obstáculos que ha tenido en su vida ha sido el racismo ya que el proviene de un hogar humilde.

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

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,295,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Wilson Nestor to repair machinery and buy basic materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012