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Segundo Roberto
Segundo is 21 years old and is single. He finished his secondary studies in Alausí where he currently lives. He is also studying to learn about computers and other things that can help him grow his business.

Alausí is a canton of the province of Chimborazo in Ecuador. It is know for its stone architectural structures and flowers which turned it into a highly visited tourist attraction. It also has the title of Patrimonio Nacional (National Heritage). There are several natural sites throughout the city that are worth visiting because of the magnificent landscape. With the tourism and agriculture, commerce becomes stronger each day allowing the city to have a sustained development and its inhabitants to have a better quality of life, since not all homes have basic services.

Segundo was born in the country and raised learning about agriculture. He is currently dedicated to the production and commercialization of grains. He spends 8 hours a days working. He thinks it is important to offer a variety of products in order to grow a business. Therefore, with his experience in agriculture, he thinks that there are products in high demand by customers such as potatoes, carrots and other vegetables. This is what he wants to start planting. For this he requires a loan that will allow him to buy seeds and supplies for planting them. He also wants to buy cattle to raise, then sell.

All of this will help him to contribute to the livelihood of his home and also to continue preparing academically to become a micro-businessman.
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Segundo es un hombre de 21 años, es soltero y terminó estudios de la secundaria en Alausí en donde reside actualmente y además está estudiando para aprender sobre computación y otras ramas que le pueden ayudar a crecer en su negocio. Alausí es un cantón de la Provincia de Chimborazo en Ecuador la cual se caracteriza por su estructura arquitectónica en piedra y flores que la convirtieron en un atractivo turístico muy visitado y que además le dieron el título de Patrimonio Nacional. A lo largo de la ciudad se encuentran varios sitios naturales que valen la pena ser visitados por el paisaje tan esplendoroso que ofrecen. La actividad turística, la agricultura, el comercio se fortalecen cada día para que la ciudad tenga un desarrollo sostenido y que sus habitantes tengan una mejor calidad de vida ya que no todas las viviendas cuentan con todos los servicios básicos.
Segundo nació en el campo y creció aprendiendo la labor de la agricultura. Actualmente se dedica a la producción y posterior comercialización de granos. Invierte 8 horas al día en este negocio. El piensa que en todo negocio es importante ofrecer variedad de productos para poder crecer, por lo tanto por su experiencia adquirida en la rama de la agricultura, piensa que hay productos que también son demandados por los clientes como papas, zanahoria y otros vegetales, los cuales desea empezar a sembrar para lo cual requiere un crédito que le permita comprar las semillas y los insumos necesarios para la siembra de los mismos. Además desea comprar ganado vacuno para criarlo y luego venderlo. Todo esto le ayudará a aportar en su casa con el sustento diario y además a seguir preparándose académicamente para obtener la preparación que un microempresario requiere.

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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
  • 48
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,300,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Segundo Roberto to buy cattle and vegetable seeds to diversify his crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 20, 2012
Listed
Dec 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 18, 2013