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Total loan: $1,150

Jose Alfonso

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Atuntaqui, Imbabura Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to buy primary ingredients and continue providing ice cream to his customers.


Jose Alfonso's story

Alfonso, 60, and his wife of 61 have two children who live with them in their own home in the neighborhood of El Chamanal, a part of the Parrish of San Roque, an area where the people make a living in handicrafts and commerce both within the province and outside of it. Alfonso has a business making ice cream in his own home, which he has been doing for 16 years. He sells his products throughout the province wherever there are tournaments, festivals, or other events that take place in the area. He and his wife go all over the area doing business. The loan that he is applying for from Fundación Alternativa will go towards buying primary ingredients such as sugar by the quintal (a unit of measurement equal to 100 pounds), cream, fruit, and other ingredients to make into more ice cream products so that he can continue serving more customers and growing day by day to provide a better future to his family.