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Cristian Geovanny
Cristian is 24 years old. He is married to Elsa, who is the same age, and they have two children, who are three and one. They live together in Pujilí, an Ecuadorean town in the province of Cotopaxi which, in ancient times, was inhabited by the Incas and which still has potting as its main activity, especially the fabrication of enamel tiles for house fixtures. According to various studies, levels poverty in which basic needs are not satisfied is higher than 80% in this area, and between 20 and 30% of the population is illiterate. Not all inhabitants have sanitary services, something which the local authorities are working on. Nevertheless, this area is considered a very important tourist attraction for the Sierra region because of its natural beauty, colonial architecture, and the ancient buildings and customs that are preserved there. Located a few kilometers from the city of Latacunga, the town has always welcomed tourists with the succulent dishes typical of the people's delicious cuisine.

Cristian sells flowers, a trade he learned from his mother. It has been eight years since he learned this trade, and he spends four hours a day selling flowers in nearby cities. Sometimes, the situation is more complicated, and he sells at night in order to send the flowers to the coastal region. Cristian wants to increase his income and his family's quality of life, and he is seeking a loan to buy different varieties of flowers so that he can met all his clients' demands.
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Cristian es un joven de 24 años, bachiller, que está casado con Elsa de su misma edad, tienen 2 hijos de tres y un año. Juntos viven en Pujilí, un cantón ecuatoriano de la Provincia de Cotopaxi el cual fue habitado en la antigüedad por incas y que aún conserva la labor alfarera como principal actividad, en especial la elaboración de tejas esmaltadas para acabados de casas. De acuerdo a estudios realizados la pobreza por necesidades básicas que no están satisfechas supera el 80% y existe un porcentaje de entre 20 y 30 por ciento de analfabetismo. No todos sus habitantes cuentan con servicios básicos, algo en lo que las autoridades locales trabajan. A pesar de esto, este cantón es considerado un atractivo turístico muy importante de la Región Sierra por su naturaleza, la estructura colonial y antigua de sus construcciones y las costumbres que aún se conservan allí. Ubicado a pocos kilómetros de la ciudad de Latacunga, la gente de este cantón siempre da la bienvenida a los turistas con suculentos manjares típicos de su exquisita gastronomía.
Cristian se dedica a la comercialización de flores, el cual aprendió de su madre y han pasado 8 años desde que emprendió con esta actividad, dedica 4 horas diarias a vender flores por las ciudades aledañas y a veces es muy complicado por la venta que realiza en las noches para enviar las flores a la Región Costa. Cristian desea mejorar sus ingresos y la calidad de vida de su familia por lo que solicitó un préstamo que lo utilizará para comprar flores de distinta variedad que le permitan atender las demandas de todos sus clientes.

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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.

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  • $10,600
    Average annual income
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  • $24,295,300
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Cristian Geovanny to buy flowers and distribute them in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 31, 2012
Listed
Sep 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 18, 2014