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José Antonio
José is a 35 year old man living in Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador, a place rich in scenery from its flower filled land to its city full of people who carry out commerce around it.

Because it’s located in a strategic spot, this place is noted for having people with both coastal and mountain traits. The city of Santo Domingo is also noted for its numerous traditions and dishes that have been passed down from generation to generation.

José is well aware of this. Since the age of five he’s been manufacturing artisanal brown sugar blocks. With a family of five children he decided to use the teachings he’d gotten from his family to start a business of his own and earn a living that way. He works nearly 12 hours per day in one of Quito’s rural parishes two hours away from where he lives with his family in order to earn better income.

One of his greatest dreams is to have a house of his own and to give his children a better life. Through this opportunity he will be able to increase sales and little by little grow as a businessman in his location. We hope that with this opportunity José will be able to obtain everything he proposes for his business.
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José es un hombre de 35 años que vive en Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador, un lugar rico en paisajes desde su tierra tan llena de flores, su ciudad tan llena de gente que comercia a los alrededores. Por estar en un punto estratégico, la localidad se caracteriza por tener diferentes personajes de la sierra y la costa. La ciudad de Santo Domingo también se caracteriza por las amplias tradiciones y comidas que se han ido trasmitiendo de generación en generación. José lo sabe, desde hace 5 años el tiene un negocio de fabricación de panela artesanal. Con una familia de 5 hijos él tomó la decisión de emprender la enseñanza que le dejó su familia para realizar trabajos particulares y de esta forma ganarse la vida. Trabaja cerca de 12 horas al día solo en una parroquia rural de Quito a dos horas de donde vive su familia para poder tener un mejor ingreso. Uno de sus más grandes sueños es tener una casa propia para poder darles una mejor vida a todos sus hijos. A través de esta oportunidad el podrá incrementar las ventas en el negocio y poco a poco crecer como empresario en su localidad. Deseamos que con esta oportunidad José pueda obtener todo lo que se proponga en su negocio.

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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
  • 49
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,292,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped José Antonio to buy raw materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 26, 2012
Listed
May 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012