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Cirilo Marcelo
Cirilo was born in Colombia in 1968, but currently resides in Rio Verde parish in the city of Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo has a humid tropical climate with temperatures varying from 18°C to nearly 38°C. Santo Domingo is the ancestral home of the Tsáchilas, which is an ethnic group that has been living in this place since before the colonial era, and still maintains traditions such as their mode of dress and their beliefs.

The city is located between the mountains and the coast. It plays an important role, as its location makes it the link between several Ecuadorian cities, making Santo Domingo an indispensable location for Ecuadorian commerce. Furthermore, Santo Domingo encompasses the majority of the livestock market in Ecuador.

Cirilo is single, and has two children: a six-year-old and an 8-year-old. He works more than eight hours a day in his business raising and selling chickens, that he set up three years ago. He already has several years experience in this work, as he learned it from previous jobs.

Cirilo is requesting a loan from Kiva to expand his business by increasing the number of chickens. This is something he can do because of the fact that his installed capacity allows it, as the chicken farm can accommodate more chickens.

By increasing the earnings from his business, he will improve his income and living conditions. In this way, Cirilo will be able to provide his two children with a better quality of life and give the best to his family.
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Cirilo nació en Colombia en 1968, pero actualmente reside en la parroquia de Rio Verde en la ciudad de Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo tiene un clima tropical húmedo y varia de 18°C y llega a casi 38°C. Santo Domingo es el hogar ancestral de los Tsáchilas, que son un grupo étnico que vive en este lugar desde antes de la época colonial y aún mantiene tradición tales como el vestuario y sus creencias. La ciudad está ubicada entre la sierra y la costa y juega un papel importante ya que su localización le hace el enlace de varias ciudades ecuatorianas haciendo de Santo Domingo un punto preciso para el comercio Ecuatoriano. Es más, Santo Domingo abarca la mayoría del mercado ganadero en el Ecuador.
Cirilo es un hombre soltero y tiene dos hijos, un de 6 años y otro de 8 años de edad. Él se dedica más de 8 horas al día a un negocio de crianza y venta de pollos que estableció hace 3 años. Él ya tiene experiencia en este trabajo desde hace varios años, ya que aprendió de trabajos anteriores. Cirilo solicita un crédito a Kiva para agrandar su negocio incrementando el número de pollos; esto es algo que puede hacer gracias a que su capacidad instalada la permite ya que en el criadero puede tener más pollos. Al aumentar las ganancias de su negocio mejorará sus ingresos y estilo de vida. De esta manera, Cirilo podrá brindar una mejor calidad de vida a sus dos hijos y dar lo mejor a su familia.

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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
  • 15
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,853,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Cirilo Marcelo to buy chicks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 11, 2012
Listed
Jun 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 15, 2013