It is an economically rich canton because it’s been a center of craftsmanship since its most ancient origins and its products are today highly prized worldwide. Tourism is another industry that contributes to this city’s economy because in this rural zone can be found rivers, lakes, waterfalls and forests that are highly visited. Because of the high number of tourists, merchants and residents in the city, one can find downtown a great variety of businesses that have as their main goal to offer all services to those passing through the city. These businesses range from hotels to inns, restaurants to cafeterias, bookstores, clothing stores, computer rentals, Internet access, etc.
Luis provides telephone rental services for national and international land lines and mobile phones by means of phone booths located in his locale that he started on his own initiative and has now been in operation 13 years; he’s open 8 hours daily. In addition to the phone services, he also sells paper goods and photocopies which are added values his customers can feel satisfied with for obtaining a complete service.
As fruit of his long years of labor, Luis acquired a house that currently needs some structural improvements which is why he’s requested a loan from Fundación Alternativa so that he can reach this goal. He will also get advice and training from them that he will be able to put into practice in his micro business in order to stand out from the competition which has currently grown in the sector.
Luis presta el servicio de alquiler de teléfono para llamadas nacionales e internacionales a números fijos y móviles a través de locutorios con cabinas telefónicas ubicadas en su local que emprendió por iniciativa propia y ya tiene 13 años, en el cual permanece 8 horas diarias. Aparte del servicio de teléfono también se ofrece útiles de papelería y copias, valores agregados con los cuales sus clientes pueden sentirse cómodos recibiendo un servicio completo. Luis como fruto de su trabajo a lo largo de estos años obtuvo una vivienda a la cual necesita hacerle algunos arreglos en la estructura, para lo cual solicitó un préstamo en Fundación Alternativa con el cual podrá cumplir este objetivo y con quienes además recibirá asesoría y capacitación que pondrá en práctica en el desarrollo de su microempresa para destacarse de la competencia que en la actualidad ha crecido en el sector.
About Fundación AlternativaFundación 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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