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Alex Marcelo
Puerto Quito is a city and urban parish in Pichincha Province, Ecuador. The city is in the process of growth resulting from ecotourism in the area. The main attraction is "La Cascada Azul" (The Blue Waterfall), which is located 140 kilometers from the capital of Quito.


Despite its geographical location in the Ecuadorian mountains, Puerto Quito has a climate and topography that is very similar to the coastal regions. Since it is located in a tropical rain forest, the highest temperatures in the province reach approximately 25°C. All of these conditions are favorable for Alex, age 23, who devotes his time to farming and raising pigs. Four years ago, he decided to start a business since his parents taught him this line of work.


Alex lives with his mother and his two-year-old son. His work day begins very early. While his mother spends her time as a homemaker, Alex works seven hours each day on his property. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer with his son. He strives each day to help his family move forward. The most difficult part of his job is cleaning the areas where the pigs are housed because he must perform all of the work by himself. He hopes to increase the number of animals on his property so that he can improve his income. Alex dreams of expanding his business and having his own enterprise. His only inspiration is the happiness of his son, for whom he tries to provide the very best.

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Puerto Quito es una ciudad y parroquia urbana en la provincia de Pichincha, en Ecuador. La ciudad se encuentra en un proceso de crecimiento debido al del ecoturismo en la zona, la principal atracción es “La Cascada azul”. Se encuentra a 140 km de Quito, la capital.
A pesar de pertenecer geográficamente a la sierra ecuatoriana, el clima de Puerto Quito y su geografía es más similar a la costanera. Al estar ubicada en el bosque tropical ecuatoriano, registra las más altas temperaturas de la provincia, alrededor de 25°C. Todas las condiciones son favorables para que Alex de 23 años se dedique al cultivo agrícola y a la crianza de cerdos. Desde hace 4 años decidió comenzar en ésta área ya que fue el trabajo que sus padres le enseñaron a hacer.
Alex vive con su madre y su hijo de 2 años. Las jornadas comienzan desde muy temprano, su madre trabaja de ama de casa y el dedica alrededor de 7 horas diarias a su propiedad. En su tiempo libre Alex pasa con su hijo jugando a la pelota. Él lucha a diario por sacar adelante a su familia.
Lo más difícil de su trabajo es la limpieza del área donde se encuentran los cerdos ya que todo el trabajo lo realiza solo. Él espera aumentar la cantidad de animales en su propiedad y así poder aumentar sus ingresos. Alex sueña con expandir su negocio y poder tener su propia empresa, su única inspiración es la felicidad de su hijo a quien espera darle lo mejor.

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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
  • 16
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,607,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Alex Marcelo to buy piglets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 6, 2012
Listed
Jun 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2013