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Edison Javier
Edison is a single, 24 year-old man who lives by himself in "San Miguel de Los Bancos," which is a rural canton of Pichincha province. This province also contains the capital of Ecuador. One of the principal resources of San Miguel de Los Bancos is its water, as there are countless rivulets and small waterfalls that originate in this territory and give rise to rivers of considerable size. This canton has a lot of commerce that is developing on the main street, where there are hotels, restaurants, and stores; above all there are agricultural products, and also veterinary services and shops for the daily needs of the population.

For 4 years, Edison has had a business raising pigs to later sell at a better price. His daily work takes about 12 hours a day, and he does all of this in able to have a quite modest life. He has two dependents to support because, although he is not married, he must pay child support for his two children. He started this activity on his own account; he is the only one in his family who does this kind of work. He wants to invest in the purchase of baby pigs; this is how he will use the loan. With this purchase, he plans to expand his production, because he has the space to do it.

Edison has only an elementary school education, but this has not kept him from becoming an outstanding entrepreneur and worker. His dream is to someday have his own automobile and continue in this same business.
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Edison es un hombre soltero de 24 años que vive solo en "San Miguel de Los Bancos" que es un cantón rural de la Provincia de Pichincha, donde se encuentra la capital del Ecuador. Uno de los principales recursos "Los Bancos" es el hídrico ya que en su territorio se originan un sin número de riachuelos y pequeñas vertientes que dan paso a ríos de considerable tamaño. Este cantón tiene un gran movimiento comercial que se desenvuelve en la calle principal, donde se encuentran hoteles, restaurantes y almacenes, sobre todo de productos agropecuarios, así como servicios veterinarios y tiendas para el consumo diario de la población.

Se dedica a la crianza de cerdos para luego venderlos a mayor precio desde hace 4 años. Su jornada laboral llega en promedio a las 12 horas al día, todo esto para poder tener una vida modesta ya que tiene dos cargas que sustentar porque a pesar de no estar casado pasa una pensión alimenticia a los dos hijos que tiene. Esta actividad la inició por su propia cuenta, es el único de su familia que se dedica a esto. El desea invertir en la compra de cerdos bebé y para ello se valdrá de un crédito. Con esto piensa incrementar su producción ya que su capacidad instalada lo permite.

Luis únicamente ha cursado la educación primaria y pese a ello éste no ha sido un obstáculo para poder destacarse como un emprendedor y trabajador. Su sueño es poder algún día tener su auto propio y seguir en el mismo 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

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 34
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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 $1,075 helped Edison Javier to buy baby pigs to raise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 9, 2012
Listed
Jun 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012