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Edwin Javier
Edwin is 28 years old and grew up in a family with limited resources but which nonetheless supported him to finish primary school. He worked from an early age helping his parents.

Today Edwin is married to Shirley, who is 33 years old and works as a secretary in a photo printing office. Together they have one son who is still very young and whom they hope to be able to support in his education until he becomes a professional.

Edwin and his family live in the parish of Bomobolí of Santo Domingo, which is the capital city of the province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas. This province has in recent years experienced a high level of sustained growth. The most attractive and striking aspects of the capital city are its delicious fruits and gastronomy. It is also a considerable commercial center since it became a land port for commercial trade between the Sierra and Costa regions of the country. Santo Domingo also has many tourist attractions that, accompanied by its warm climate, are very popular with both national and international tourists. It is for this reason that the majority of the city’s inhabitants have taken up some commercial activity or service directed at the city’s inhabitants and tourists.

Edwin goes all over the city, and at times its outskirts, in his taxi, which he acquired with a lot of effort two years ago. With the support of his parents, who also are part of a taxi company, Edwin took up this difficult and tiring work in which he works 14 hours a day without a fixed schedule and is exposed to the dangers of the crime that has grown in the region.

It is very important for Edwin that his car have all of its spare parts and repairs in order so that he can provide his customers security and comfort when they use his service. It is for this reason that he went to Fundación Alternativa so that through Kiva they could help him finance various spare parts and repairs that his car needs.

Edwin’s taxi is his family’s daily means of support. He dreams of one day being able to have his own home and to see his son become a distinguished professional. He believes these are goals he will achieve with hard work and effort, even sacrificing time with his family, since the work of a taxi driver requires extended shifts during the night and early morning.
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Edwin es un hombre de 28 años, creció en una familia de escasos recursos en la cual consiguió el apoyo para terminar la escuela primaria, trabajó ayudando a sus padres desde muy joven y ahora está casado con Shirley de 33 años quien trabaja como secretaria en una oficina de impresión de fotos y con quien tiene 1 hijo aún pequeño a quien espera poder apoyarles en su educación hasta que se convierta en profesional. Edwin y su familia viven en la Parroquia de Bomobolí de Santo Domingo, la capital de la Provincia de Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, una provincia de Ecuador que en los últimos años ha tenido un alto crecimiento sostenido. Su capital es una ciudad en donde lo más atractivo y llamativo son sus deliciosas frutas, y la gastronomía que ofrecen en el lugar. También cuenta con un comercio considerable ya que se ha convertido en un puerto terrestre de intercambio comercial entre las regiones Sierra y Costa del país. Además cuenta con varios atractivos turísticos que acompañados de su clima cálido son muy concurridos por turistas nacionales y extranjeros. Es por esto que la mayoría de sus habitantes han emprendido con alguna actividad comercial o de servicios para habitantes y turistas.
Edwin recorre por toda la ciudad y a veces por las afueras de la misma en su taxi que con mucho esfuerzo adquirió desde hace dos años. Con el apoyo de sus padres quienes también formaron parte de una compañía de taxis, Edwin emprendió en este duro y cansado trabajo al cual le dedica hasta 14 horas diarias sin un horario fijo y expuesto a los peligros de la delincuencia que ha crecido en la región. Para Edwin es muy importante que su auto tenga todo los repuestos y revisiones en orden para brindar a sus clientes seguridad y comodidad al momento del uso del servicio, es por esto que acudió a Fundación Alternativa para que a través de Kiva le ayuden a financiar varios de los repuestos y arreglos que necesita su auto que es el sustento de su familia a diario. Edwin sueña con un día poder obtener su vivienda propia y ver a su hijo convertido en un profesional destacado, metas que obtendrá con trabajo y esfuerzo y aun sacrificando tiempo con su familia ya que la labor de taxista requiere tiempo extendido en las noches y madrugadas.

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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
  • 51
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,308,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Edwin Javier to buy spare parts and perform repairs on his vehicle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 10, 2012
Listed
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013