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Alonso, 40, describes himself as a hardworking person who is responsible with his activities. He has a normal personality. He lives in Otavalo with his wife and son.

Alonso and his wife grow strawberries. He currently has a crop together with a partner. He does well in this business because strawberries are well-priced and his production is god.

Alonso needs to earn higher income to improve his family’s quality of life which is why he needs a loan to invest in strawberry plants, plastic, manure and fungicide to plant in his land. This investment will help Alonso have sales and income of his own without having to work with a partner; this will generate higher income and improve his home economy. Alonso dreams with having a large parcel of land to plant more products and become a wholesaler.
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Alonso tiene 40 años, se describe como una persona trabajadora, responsable en sus actividades, su caracter es normal. Alonso vive en Otavalo con su esposa y su hijo.

Alonso y su esposa se dedican a la siembra de frutilla, actualmente tiene un sembrío al partir con un socio, en este negocio le va muy bien ya que la frutilla en este medio es muy cotizada y su producción es buena, Alonso necesita tener mayores ingresos para mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia, por lo cual necesita un crédito que lo invertirá en la compra de plantas de frutilla, plástico, abonos, fungicidas para sembrar en su terreno, esta inversión ayudará a Alonso a obtener ventas e ingresos propias sin necesidad de partir al socio y esto generará mayores ingresos y mejorará la economía de su hogar.

Alonso sueña en tener un terreno grande para poder sembrar más productos y ser un comerciante mayorista.

Additional Information

About FODEMI, a partner of World Vision International

FODEMI is a microenterprise development fund that supports groups of entrepreneurs who lack access to formal financial systems. The organization works with vulnerable populations, especially women, in the marginalized urban and rural sectors of Ecuador. Its clients work in a variety of sectors including agriculture, artisan crafts and the commercial and service sectors. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to expand the organization’s services to the poor living in more rural parts of Ecuador.

About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,853,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Alonso to buy strawberry plants, plastic, manure and fungicide.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 8, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 25, 2014