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Ulpiano
Ulpiano is a 52 year old man who lives in Santo Domingo which is one of the youngest cities in Ecuador. Currently, it has become the focal point between the mountain region and the coast of the country. It is a privileged place, not only for its ethnic richness but also for the unusual landscapes that you can find as soon as you enter this beautiful city. Santo Domingo de los Colorados belongs currently to the province of Santo Domingo of Tsachilas, recently created in 2007. The main holiday of Santo Domingo is celebrated with an intense influx of visitors, commercial and cultural exchange. A large festival takes place in the facilities of the Rachers' Association. There the best examples of the different breeds and crosses that are raised in the ranches of the region are shown and compete.

Ulpiano is a father to three children. Nevertheless, he lives with only one of them who is still a child. The other two already have independent lives. To survive, Ulpiano has been dedicated to farming for twenty five years and has specialized in planting corn and beans which are the products in greatest deman in the region and also in all of Ecuador and this ensures in large part that his sales are assured.

This businessman wishes to invest in his land buying agricultural inputs like better seeds and fertilizers in such a way that he can increase his productivity and sell more products, which upon selling are going to generate better income. Ulpiano gives work to various farmers who live close which benefits some families in the area. His day is from sunrise to sunset. He comments that he would like to see his community grow but not lose its traditions.
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Ulpiano es un hombre de 52 años que vive en Santo Domingo que es una de las ciudades más jóvenes del Ecuador, actualmente se ha constituido en el punto de enlace entre las región Sierra y Costa del país. Es un sitio privilegiado, no solo por la riqueza étnica, sino también por los paisajes inusitados que se pueden encontrar desde el ingreso mismo a esta bella ciudad. Santo Domingo de los Colorados pertenece actualmente a la provincia de Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, recientemente conformada en el 2007. La fiesta principal de Santo Domingo, se celebra con un movimiento intenso de visitantes, intercambio comercial y cultural. Una gran feria tiene lugar en las instalaciones de la Asociación de Ganaderos, allí se muestran y compiten los mejores ejemplares de las distintas razas y cruces que son criados en las haciendas de la región.

Ulpiano es padre de tres hijos, sin embargo únicamente vive con uno de ellos por ser menor de edad; los otros dos ya tienen su vida independiente. Para sobrevivir, Ulpiano se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 25 años y se ha especializado en la siembra de "choclo" y "fréjol" que son los productos de mayor demanda en la región y en si en todo el Ecuador y esto hace que tenga aseguradas sus ventas en gran parte.

Este empresario desea invertir en su tierra comprando insumos agrícolas como mejores semillas y fertilizantes de tal manera que pueda incrementar su productividad y por ende más productos que al venderlos le van a generar mayores ingresos. Ulpiano da trabajo a varios campesinos que viven cerca lo cual beneficia a algunas familias del sector; su jornada es de sol a sol. Él comenta que quisiera ver a su comunidad crecer pero que no se pierdan las tradiciones.

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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
  • 53
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,295,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Ulpiano to buy farming products to expand production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 21, 2012
Listed
Sep 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 18, 2013