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Wilmer Alberto
Wilmer is a young entrepreneur, age 30, who was born in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, a province of Ecuador. He lives in the "Limón" parish on a small patch of farmland he inherited from his father. He is single and totally involved in agriculture. The "Limón" parish is known as the home of the native "Tsáchilas", who are also known as the "Indios Colorados" because they dye their hair red with a fruit called achiote. According to the last census there are only 2,640 colored indians remaining in Ecuador.

This young man was affected by his father's illness. He wants to continue with the business and he loves nature. He has a noble spirit and sense of community service.

Wilmer grows bananas, yucca and cocoa on his farm. The fence around his property is in need of repair. He has in mind a project to make chocolate and help the community by giving employment to the local people. The Fundación Alternativa has helped him with his first loan in view of this young man's business sense and desire to get ahead and form a micro-company.
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Wilmer es un joven emprendedor de 30 años nacido en Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, provincia de Ecuador. Vive en la parroquia de "Limón" de la misma provincia, en una pequeña finca heredada de su padre. Es soltero y se ha dedicado de lleno a la agricultura. La parroquia "Limón" es conocida porque en ella viven los nativos "Tsáchilas", también conocidos como "Indios Colorados" por el color de su cabello teñido de rojo con un fruto llamado achiote. Según el último censo existen únicamente 2.640 indios colorados en el Ecuador.

Éste joven fue muy afectado por la enfermedad de su padre. El desea continuar con el negocio y además ama la naturaleza. Tiene un espíritu noble y de servicio a la comunidad.

Wilmer siembra en su finca plátano, yuca y cacao. El requiere arreglar la cerca de su propiedad, esto ya que tiene un proyecto para hacer chocolates y de esta manera ayudar a su comunidad dando trabajo a los pobladores del sector. Fundación Alternativa le ha ayudado con su primer crédito considerando la visión de este joven y sus ganas de salir adelante y formar su microempresa.

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
  • 14
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,524,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Wilmer Alberto to fix the fence around his small farmland.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 14, 2011
Listed
Sep 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 15, 2012