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Roddy Antonio
Roddy, age 31, was married for nine years. He is now going through the big hurdle of the separation from his life partner. They had three children, ages 9, 7, and 11 months. Roddy has an elementary school education. With that knowledge he has worked as a bricklayer since he was very young. He has worked on various constructions with the objective of his children not having to do without anything.

Roddy lives in the Río Verde parish in the Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas province. It is an inland port that moves Ecuadorian commerce upon joining the mountainous and coastal regions of this country. Its climate is humid, and the temperature favors agricultural and livestock business activities. Commerce has also grown, supporting the economic development in the area.

In this place several young entrepreneurs have emerged, and they have taken advantage of the opportunities that their city offers in order to get ahead.

This is the case with Roddy, a bricklayer. Three years ago he undertook the business of raising chickens and pigs to later sell. He learned this business activity as a boy by his father’s example and teachings. He father also raises animals. Roddy spends three times a week on this business activity so that he does not neglect any possible construction jobs that he is hired for. Nevertheless, on the days that he cannot tend to the animals he pays a person to feed and take care of the animals.

Roddy has been able to recapitalize his earnings by purchasing more chickens and pigs. However, he needs more feed to maintain the animals. That is why he is requesting a loan to be able to buy large quantities of grains for the pigs and balanced feed for the chickens. This way he will be able to keep his animals well-fed and healthy. This way Roddy will be able to offer his customers guaranteed product, and he will have adequate control of the quality, which this business demands.

Roddy dreams are to grow with his business and to one day see his children become excellent professionals.
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Roddy tiene 31 años, estuvo casado por 9 años y ahora atraviesa el fuerte obstáculo de la separación de su pareja, del fruto de su matrimonio tuvo 3 hijos que tienen 9 y 7 años de edad y el más pequeño 11 meses de nacido. Roddy aprobó la escuela primaria, conocimientos con los cuales ha trabajado desde muy joven como albañil apoyando en varias construcciones con el objetivo de que a sus hijos no les falte nada.
Roddy vive en la Parroquia de Río Verde de la Provincia de Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, un puerto terrestre que moviliza el comercio ecuatoriano al unir las Regiones Sierra y Costa de ese país. Su clima es húmedo y la temperatura favorece a las actividades agrícolas y ganaderas. El comercio también ha crecido aportando al desarrollo económico de la zona. En este lugar han surgido varios jóvenes emprendedores que han aprovechado las oportunidades que su ciudad brinda para salir adelante.
Tal es el caso de Roddy, un albañil que desde hace 3 años emprendió con el negocio de crianza de pollos y cerdos para su posterior comercialización, actividad que aprendió desde niño con el ejemplo y enseñanzas de su padre que también se dedica a lo mismo. Roddy invierte en esta actividad 3 veces a la semana para no descuidar los trabajos de construcción en los que le contratan eventualmente, sin embargo, los días que no puede atender a los animales, paga a una persona para que se encargue de la alimentación y la supervisión de los mismos. Roddy ha podido recapitalizar sus ganancias comprando más pollos y cerdos pero es necesario para su manutención más alimento, para lo cual está solicitando un préstamo con el cual pueda comprar afrecho para los cerdos y balanceado para los pollos en cantidades grandes y así poder mantener bien alimentados y sanos a los animales de tal forma que Roddy pueda ofrecer a sus clientes un producto garantizado y con el adecuado control de calidad que demanda este negocio. Roddy sueña con crecer con su negocio y ver un día a sus hijos convertidos en profesionales de excelencia.

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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.

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  • $10,200
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Roddy Antonio to buy feed for his pigs and chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 29, 2013
Listed
Jul 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 21, 2014