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Luis Alonso
Luis is 43 years old. He was born in Pujilí, which is in the province of Cotopaxi. This canton is known as the Musical Emporium of Ecuador. Here most of its residents like music a lot and make this art a way of life.

The biggest obstacle in his life has been not being able to finish his education, and he only finished primary school. His mother wasn't able to have the resources necessary to give and education to Luis and his siblings. Since he was very young, they have done farm work and cared for animals (cows, pigs, sheep, chicken, etc.) to pay for the household expenses. That is why Luis, with all of the experience he has now, works buying and selling sheep. With this, he has been able to be a great moral and financial support for his family. His wife is the one who helps him most of the time. He has never given up and despite all of the need he has gone through he has been a fighter. He works four or five hours a day two days a week. The rest of the time he does agricultural work, caring for his crops.

For Luis it is difficult to transport his animals to the different markets in the city, since the sector he lives in has hills and mountains so it is very difficult to get his animals out. Today he is asking for a loan to buy a dairy cow, which will be a big help to improve his income. Luis has been able to get his wife and children ahead. They are his biggest pride and that is why he is very grateful to the Fundación Alternativa in Ecuador and to Kiva for making growth possible in his work and personal life.
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Luis tiene 43 años de edad, nació en Pujilí perteneciente a la provincia de Cotopaxi a este cantón se le conoce como Emporio Musical del Ecuador, ya que en este cantón la mayoría de sus habitantes les gusta mucho la música y hacen de este arte una manera de vivir.
El mayor obstáculo en su vida ha sido el no poder haber concluido sus estudios y solo terminó la primaria, pues su madre no pudo contar con los recursos necesarios para poder dar la educación a Luis y sus hermanos, desde muy pequeño han trabajado en labores de agricultura y cuidando animales (vacas, cerdos, borregos, pollos etc.) para poder solventar los gastos en su casa, y es por esta razón que Luis con toda la experiencia que ha tenido hoy en día se dedica a la compra y venta de borregos, con esto ha podido ser un gran apoyo moral y económico para su familia, su esposa es quien le ayuda en la mayoría del tiempo, nunca se ha dado por vencido y pese a todas las necesidades que ha tenido que pasar ha sido un hombre luchador , trabaja de cuatro a cinco horas diarias dos días a la semana, ya que el tiempo restante hace actividades de agricultura en cuidando los sembríos.
A Luis se le dificulta mucho el traslado de sus animales a las diferentes ferias de la localidad ya que el sector donde vive hay presencia de laderas y montañas por lo que le es muy difícil sacar los animales, hoy solicita un crédito para la compra de una vaca lechera lo cual le será de gran ayuda para poder mejorar sus ingresos. Luis ha sacado a delante a su esposa y sus hijos siendo éstos su mayor orgullo y por eso está muy agradecido con Fundación Alternativa en Ecuador y a Kiva por hacer posible el crecimiento en su vida laboral y personal.

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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
  • 92
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  • $24,187,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Luis Alonso to buy a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 31, 2013
Listed
Nov 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 17, 2014