A loan of $1,100 helped to buy materials for making cement blocks to sell.

Klever Gustavo's story

Klever is 26, and lives in Latacunga, capital of Cotopaxi, one of the provinces that forms part of the highland region of Ecuador.

In recent years, Latacunga has developed to such an extent that it is considered one of the most important cities in the region, thanks to the flower cultivation industry, mining, metallurgy, agro-industry, farming and livestock raising.

In addition, there are business establishments that generate significant revenues, making it a commercial city with several opportunities to achieve success. Klever is married to Blanca, 25, and they have one son.

Klever has been working mixing construction materials for five years, and has received the support of Fundación Alternativa through loans he has been granted.

This time he is applying for his third loan to be able to buy more materials and continue growing. This way his product can supply customer demand. He learned this business from his in-laws, and devotes ten hours to it each day.

As every father does, Klever has a dream, and this is to see his son become a professional. For this, Klever works hard, so that his family can have better living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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