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Marco Rafael
Marco is 40 years old. He lives in his own house in the parish of Belisario Quevedo, belonging to the province of Cotopaxi. He was born in the city of Latacunga, known as "The Beautiful Garden of the Andes".

He has three children, and he lives in his own house with his wife and children. Two of them are professionals. Marco was only able to finish primary school, since his parents didn't have enough money to give him an education. Therefore, since he was very young, he started working and overcoming thanks to his efforts and sacrifice.

Marco was recommended by one of Fundación's clients. He had difficult times in his life since one of his sons had a household accident where unfortunately, the little boy barely four years old lost one of his eyes. Since then, he has spent a lot on corneal implants that his son has undergone.

His wife works with him; he has a mechanic shop in his house. Marco is an automotive mechanic in body work and painting. In addition, he does industrial mechanical work. Because of all this, Marco defines himself as a very responsible and hardworking man.

With a lot of sacrifice and effort, Marco and his wife have been able to get their children ahead, who are already grown and studying at the university. In his mechanic shop, Marco works 8 to 10 hour days.

Today, he is requesting a loan that will be invested in treatment for his son. Marco has made an effort to get his wife and his children ahead; they are his greatest pride, and therefore, he is very grateful to Fundación Alternativa in Ecuador and to Kiva for making this growth in his professional and personal life possible.
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Marco tiene 40 años de edad, vive en casa propia en la parroquia Belisario Quevedo perteneciente a la provincia de Cotopaxi, nació en la ciudad de Latacunga, conocida como el Pensil de los Andes.
Tiene tres hijos y viven en casa propia junto con su esposa e hijos, dos de ellos son profesionales, Marco pudo solamente terminar la primaria ya que sus padres no contaban con el dinero suficiente para poder darle la educación, es por eso que desde muy joven empezó a trabajar y a sobresalir gracias a su esfuerzo y sacrificio.
Marco fue recomendado por un cliente de la Fundación, tuvo momentos difíciles en su vida ya que uno de sus hijos tuvo un accidente doméstico en donde lamentablemente el pequeño de apenas 4 años de edad perdió uno de sus ojos, y desde ahí ha gastado mucho por los implantes de córnea a los cuales ha sido sometido, su esposa trabaja con él tiene su taller mecánico en su misma casa, Marco es mecánico automotriz en enderezada y pintura y además hace trabajos de mecánica industrial, por todo esto a Marco se lo calificar como un hombre muy responsable y trabajador.
Con mucho sacrificio y esfuerzo de Marco y de su esposa han podido sacar adelante a sus hijos, los mismos que ya son mayores de edad y están estudiando en la universidad.
En su mecánica Marco trabaja de 8 a 10 horas diarias, hoy están solicitado un crédito que será invertido en un tratamiento para su hijo. Marco se ha esforzado para sacar adelante 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
  • 96
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,134,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Marco Rafael to get medical treatment for his son, who suffered an accident and lost one of his eyes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 12, 2013
Listed
Dec 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 17, 2015