A loan of $1,075 helped to buy pigs and supplies to raise them.

Segundo Cristian's story

Segundo is a 20-year-old youth who did his primary school studies in Alausí, where he currently lives. Alausí is a canton of the Province of Chimborazo en Ecuador, which is characterized by its stone architecture and flowers that have converted it into a very visited tourist attraction, which in addition has been given the title of a National Heritage Site. Throughout the city, there are various nature spots that are worth visiting for the splendid landscapes they offer. Tourism, agriculture and commercial activity become stronger every day, because the city has a sustained development and its inhabitants have a better quality of life since not all homes have the basic services.
Segundo was born in the countryside where he learned agricultural and livestock activities from his parents. He works for eight hours a day and decided to start this business because his lack of training does not allow him to be employed in the private sector. He will use the loan granted by Fundación Alternativa to purchase pigs that he will raise with the supplies that he will also buy and then sell them in the city. In this way, Segundo aims to increase his income and improve his quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacqueline Demeranville

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