A loan helped to start up his own business raising young bulls.

Edilberto Alcides's story

San Miguel de los Bancos, the "canton of love," is located in the northeastern part of Pichincha province. This canton is often visited by national and international tourists who come to enjoy the diversity of flora and wildlife that are found there. One of the most popular places to visit is the "waterfall of love."

Edilberto lives in this canton. He is an unassuming, single man who has 2 daughters who live with their mother. At this time, he is working as a farmhand at the Hacienda La Nena, located at kilometer 101. His boss appreciates him for being humble and hardworking. He lives in a house provided by his boss.

Edilberto wants to start up his own business raising and fattening young bulls. He knows this business, because he has always lived in the country, and he also learned it at the Hacienda. His boss is letting him keep his livestock in the paddocks at the Hacienda. His goal is to get ahead with this business so that he can increase his income and provide for the needs of his children. He spends an average of 2 hours a day on this business caring for the livestock and maintaining the paddocks.

Edilberto is grateful to the Fundacion Alternativa and to Kiva for their support and for the opportunities that they are providing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar.

This loan is special because:

It enables Ecuadorian start-up entrepreneurs to build their own enterprises.

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