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Silvino Bartolome
In Ecuador you'll find the province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, known for its variety of animals seen in their natural habitat. It's a place where struggle and enterprise are the daily subsistence of every family. It's a key region, being the main connection between the mountain and coastal regions, and has managed to make its capital, Santo Domingo, into an exemplary city whose growth is supported by high activity in commerce, agriculture, and tourism. This is where Silvio lives; he's a fifty-six-year-old divorced man who is known for being hardworking and very persistent.

Silvino earns his living selling oranges and cheese, a business he's been in for five years. He invests his time Monday through Friday to increase his income so he can finish construction on his house, which he hasn't managed to do because he's lacked the funds. This will be his first loan with Fundación Alternativa, but he's sure that he can rely on them to strengthen and grow his business because they always give him timely and reliable financial counsel.
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En Ecuador se encuentra la provincia de Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas provincia caracterizada por su variedad de animales observables en su entorno, es un lugar en el cual la lucha y el emprendimiento es el subsistir diario de toda familia. Es una ciudad clave por ser la conexión principal entre las regiones Sierra y Costa y lo que ha logrado que su capital Santo Domingo sea una ciudad ejemplo en el crecimiento sostenido por la alta actividad del comercio, agricultura y turismo. En esta ciudad es donde reside Silvino, un hombre de 56 años divorciado y que se caracteriza por ser trabajador y muy perseverante.
Silvino se dedica a la venta de naranjas y quesos, negocio al cual se ha dedicado desde hace 5 años. Invierte su tiempo de lunes a domingo para que sus ingresos mejoren y de esta forma terminar la construcción de su vivienda, lo cual no lo ha logrado por la falta de capital. Es su primer crédito en Fundación Alternativa pero está seguro de que siempre se apoyará de esta entidad para el fortalecimiento y crecimiento de su negocio, ya que, recibe de ellos asesoría oportuna y confiable siempre.

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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
  • 11
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,544,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Silvino Bartolome to buy oranges and cheese to increase his income so he can finish his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 15, 2012
Listed
Sep 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013