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Guido Ulbio
Guido is a 46 year old man living with his family (he has two children) in San Miguel de los Bancos, one of the nine cantons in Pichincha Province where Ecuador’s capital is found. It has 52 populated centers among communities, hamlets and cooperatives distributed along the entire canton.

Within the canton’s boundaries is found an important natural resource: the Mindo Nambillo Ecological Reserve, a large surface area in the canton full of grasslands since the canton’s main activity is cattle raising. It also has palmetto, sugarcane, banana, ‘naranjilla’ [small green orange used in making a conserve] and cocoa beans in small tracts.

For some years now Guido has been growing cocoa beans to sell. This activity has helped him support his family and give them a modest life. Guido wants to improve his crops buying more seeds (to increase planted surface area), fertilizer and better quality supplies in order to earn higher income and with it attain a better quality of life.

Despite having many obstacles in his life, he did not want to talk about them. He comments that he’s currently living normally. He hopes to give his children everything they need to develop in a healthy environment where all their needs are met.
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Guido es un hombre de 46 años que vive junto a su familia (tiene dos hijos) en "San Miguel de Los Bancos" que es uno de las 9 cantones de la Provincia de Pichincha, donde se encuentra la capital del Ecuador, posee 52 centros poblados entre comunidades, recintos y cooperativas distribuidas en toda la geografía cantonal. El territorio cantonal se encuentra un importante recurso natural como es el Bosque Protector Mindo Nambillo; una gran superficie del área cantonal se encuentra ocupada de pastizales ya que la principal actividad del cantón es la ganadería, también se realizan cultivos de palmito, caña de azúcar, plátano, naranjilla y cacao en pequeñas superficies.

Guido desde hace algunos años se dedica a sembrar cacao para luego comercializarlo; esta actividad le ha permitido mantener a su familia y darles una vida modesta. Guido quiere mejorar su sembrío comprando más semillas (para incrementar la superficie sembrada) y fertilizantes e insumos de mejor calidad. De esta manera el piensa obtener mayores ingresos y con ello una mejor calidad de vida.

A pesar de haber tenido obstáculos en su vida el no quiso hablar de ellos, nos comenta que actualmente se maneja con normalidad. Espera poder a sus hijos todo lo necesario para que puedan desarrollarse en un ambiente sano y cubrir sus necesidades.

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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

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 37
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  • $23,216,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Guido Ulbio to buy seeds and fertilizer for his cocoa bean crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 16, 2012
Listed
Apr 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 15, 2013