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Lucio Alejandro
Lucio was born in 1978 in the province of Imbabura in northern Ecuador. He lives with his wife and children in the Nanegalito Parish, in the capital city of Ecuador, Quito. Quito is in the Andes Mountains, at 2,800 meters above sea leve, making it the third highest capital in the world. In 1978, Quito was desginated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of how it combines nature and infrastructure in a unique way in its category. Quito is divided into three parts: the Historical Center which is Colonial Quito, the North, where the upper classes live and the South, known as "the poor side" of the city.

Lucio raises and sells animals, and has been working 12 hours a day for the last two years. He is sorry that he never had the opportunity to continue with his secondary education or go to college, but, despite this limitation, he is confident that if he invests in his business he will be able to help his family get ahead. Therefore, he is requesting a loan through Kiva to increase the number of piglets he has and improve sales. This will give him more income and the opportunity to provide his children with an education.
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Lucio nació en la provincia de Imbabura al norte del Ecuador en 1978, pero en la actualidad vive con su esposa e hijos en la parroquia de Nanegalito, ubicada en la capital del Ecuador, Quito. La ciudad de Quito está situada en la cordillera de los Andes a 2.800 metros sobre el nivel del mar, haciéndola la 3era capital más alta del mundo. En 1978, Quito fue nombrado Primer Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad por la UNESCO por un paisaje que combina naturaleza e infraestructura de una manera única en su categoría. Quito se divide en tres partes: el Centro Histórico; donde se preserva el Quito colonial, el Norte; donde tradicionalmente se sitúan las clases socioeconómicas altas, y el Sur; conocido como “el lado pobre” de la ciudad.
Luis se dedica a la crianza de animales y su comercialización trabajando 12 horas diarias desde hace dos años. Lucio se lamenta porque nunca tuvo la oportunidad de continuar sus estudios secundarios ni universitarios, pero, a pesar de esa limitación, tiene fe en que si invierte en su negocio va a poder sacar adelante a toda su familia. Por lo tanto, él solicita un préstamo a Kiva para poder incrementar el número de cerdos y poder mejorar la distribución de los mismos. De esta manera el podrá tener más ingresos y podrá dar la oportunidad de educar a sus hijos.

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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
  • 21
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,604,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Lucio Alejandro to buy piglets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 8, 2012
Listed
Jun 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 20, 2013