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Alex Paul
Alex is as young 20-year-old who sets an example of effort and self-improvement because even though he always had support from his parents it was complicated for them to continue supporting their son so he could continue with his studies. Because of this, when Alex finished elementary school y started to help his grandmother raise animals so he could pay for his schooling himself.

Alex is single living with his parents and grandmother in Pifo, a rural parish in Quito canton located northwest of the capital of Ecuador. There are important sources of water in Pifo which besides being tourist attractions also help develop agriculture in the area; it’s become one of the main activities of local residents. It’s also a parish known for the town fiestas that are carried out because they have certain peculiarities that attract the attention of national and foreign tourists.

Alex learned how to raise pigs thanks to his grandmother’s instruction; he’s helped her since he was a teenager and started using this activity as a business three years ago when his grandmother gave him a baby sow to feed and care for and then sell so that Alex could pay for his schooling and reach his dream of becoming a professional. This is how this young entrepreneur has distributed his time equally between his work and his studies neglecting neither one of them.

He rises very early in the morning to clean and feed the pigs and leave the daily provisions ready. He then heads to class and gets back home a little before sunset to continue with the work of caring for his animals and does his homework at night.

Alex is asking for a loan at present to invest in supplies and tools to enlarge the sheds where he raises his pigs and to acquire more animals to increase his sales which will make it possible for him to continue with his studies without interruption unlike the way he’s had to do in a couple of occasions.

Alex is grateful to Fundación Alternativa for the trust placed in him and also for the value added in teaching him tools to use to manage his business in a more effective way: the training he’s gotten from his loan officer.
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Alex es un joven de 20 años, es un ejemplo de esfuerzo y superación, pues aunque siempre recibió el apoyo de sus padres, para ellos les fue muy complicado económicamente seguir apoyando a su hijo en la continuación de sus estudios, es por eso que Alex terminó la primaria y empezó a ayudar a su abuela con la crianza de animales para de esta forma poder pagarse sus estudios. Alex es soltero vive con sus padres y su abuela en Pifo una parroquia rural del cantón Quito, ubicada al noroccidente de esta capital del Ecuador, en Pifo existen grandes fluyentes de agua que además de ser un atractivo turístico, cooperan mucho para desarrollar la agricultura en la zona, la misma que se ha convertido en una de las actividades principales de los habitantes de esta parroquia. También es una parroquia por las fiestas que en el pueblo se realizan que tienen ciertas particularidades que llama la atención a turistas nacionales y extranjeros.
Alex aprendió la labor de crianza de cerdos gracias a la instrucción de su abuela, a quien ayudó desde que era adolescente y comenzó con esta actividad como negocio desde hace 3 años cuando su abuela le regaló una cerdita bebé para que la alimentara y cuidara y luego la vendiera para que Alex pueda auto sustentarse sus estudios y así lograr su sueño de ser un profesional, es así que este joven emprendedor con el afán de no descuidar ni su trabajo ni sus estudios, ha distribuido su tiempo de forma equitativa, en la mañana se levanta muy temprano para asear y alimentar los cerdos y dejar la provisión del día, luego va a clases y llega a su casa un poco antes del atardecer para seguir en la labor del cuidado de sus animales y hace sus tareas en la noche. Actualmente Alex solicita un préstamo el cual invertirá en material y herramientas para ampliar los galpones de crianza de sus cerdos para adquirir más animales y así incrementar sus ventas lo que le permitirá continuar sus estudios sin detenerse como ya tuvo que hacerlo en un par de ocasiones.
Alex agradece a Fundación Alternativa por la confianza que le han brindado y además por entregarle el valor agregado de darle herramientas que le enseñan a administrar su negocio de manera efectiva, capacitación que la ha recibido a través de su asesor de crédito.

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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

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 13
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  • $22,842,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Alex Paul to enlarge the sheds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 29, 2013
Listed
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2014