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Luis Rigoberto
Luis is a young single man of 25 who lives in Chunchi, a village located in the province of Chimborazo, Ecuador. Chunchi has a cool climate with frequent rains and a fertile soil, encouraging agriculture in the area. It has a number of natural wonders like waterfalls and lakes, which are considered tourist attractions that are visited with a certain frequency and support the area's development. More than 20 percent of the population is illiterate and 78 percent is in poverty, so much of the population has difficulty accessing basic services. Despite these setbacks, there are people who don't back down in the face of the obstacles presented by a lack of education. Such is the case with Luis, who barely finished primary school but at age 15 learned the trade of raising pigs to sell from his parents. With eight hours a day combined with agricultural activities, Luis hopes to improve his quality of life. He is requesting the loan to purchase pigs and fix his pens, so he can later sell the pigs at a competitive price.
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Luis es un joven soltero de 25 años vive en Chunchi un cantón ubicado en la Provincia de Chimborazo, de la República del Ecuador. Chunchi tiene clima frío que acompañado de lluvias frecuentes y un nutrido suelo, favorece la agricultura en este sector. Tiene varios lugares naturales como cascadas, lagos, páramos que son considerados lugares turísticos que son visitados con cierta frecuencia y aportan al desarrollo de esta ciudad. Se presentan porcentajes de analfabetismo que superan el 20% y el 78% de pobreza por lo que a muchos en la población se les dificulta acceder a algunos servicios básicos.
A pesar de estos antecedentes, hay personas que no se han dado por vencidas frente a los obstáculos de la falta de educación, como es el caso de Luis quien alcanzó apenas a terminar la primaria, pero a sus quince años ya aprendió de sus padres el oficio de criar cerdos para luego comercializarlos. Con ocho horas diarias combinadas también con actividades de agricultura, Luis espera mejorar su estilo de vida, para lo cual necesita obtener un préstamo para comprar cerdos, arreglar los criaderos y posteriormente comercializarlos en un precio competitivo.

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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

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 92
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,187,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Luis Rigoberto to purchase pigs and improve his pens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 15, 2012
Listed
Sep 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013