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Alipio Benito
Alipio is a 63 year ols man. He is with Ricardina, a 61 year old woman he lives with in the "Pacto" parish of the "Quito" canton, where the capital of Ecuador is. This rural parish is two hours from Quito and on the way to the coastal area of the country. The main characteristics of the region are its flora and fauna. Most of its residents work in farming and cattle raising.

Alipio raises cattle for milk. He sells the milk to area "collectors" who are in charge of receiving all of the milk in the area and sending it to the pasteurizer that hires them. If Alipio had more cattle he could have more milk and upon selling it have more income. That is why he has decided to invest in buying a dairy cow and to do that he will take out a loan.

IN his free time he likes to be at home with his wife, who is a housewife. His dream is to improve his quality of life by growing his business. He wants to conyinue with the milk production since it is an activity that he likes.
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Alipio es un hombre de 63 años, unido con Ricardina, una mujer de 61 años con quien vive en la parroquia de "Pacto" del cantón "Quito" donde se encuentra la capital del Ecuador. Esta parroquia rural se encuentra a dos horas de Quito acercándose a la región costa del país. En esta región la flora y fauna son sus principales características, la mayoría de habitantes se dedica a actividades agrícolas o ganaderas.

Alipio se dedica a la crianza de ganado vacuno para la obtención de leche, la misma que es vendida a los "recolectores" de la zona que son los encargados de recibir toda la leche del sector y enviarla a la pasteurizadora que los contrata. Alipio, si tuviera más ganado podría tener más leche y al venderla tendrá más ingresos; por este motivo él ha decidido en invertir en la compra de una vaca lechera y para ello se valdrá de un crédito.

Su tiempo libre se dedica a pasar en su hogar con su esposa que es ama de casa, y su sueño es mejorar su estilo de vida incrementando su negocio. El desea continuar con la producción de leche ya que es una actividad que le gusta.

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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
  • 100
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,946,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Alipio Benito to buy a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 22, 2012
Listed
Jun 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 18, 2013