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Update on Alex

Alex has increased his production since the last loan that he obtained from Fundacion Alternativa. His wife Diana, who is 30 years old, has been able to continue with the household chores and with the personalized care of their two children. One of their children, thanks to his own efforts and that of his parents, already was able to be admitted to a particular school of the best quality.

Alex inherited the business of stockbreeding from his older brothers, with whom he went to the town fair since he was a boy. As his business has grown, today he requires a loan so that his animals can be well taken care of, and be sold at a good price in the town's fair. He will use the loan to buy cleaning supplies, vitamins, and food which allow the cattle to stay healthy, and so that there are not complications upon offering them to buyers. His dream is to have a home of his own. Little by little the dream is taking form. Currently he already has a plot of land which is the start of obtaining this dream. On this land he will start the construction of his home. The land where he currently lives belongs to his mother and he wants to have something of his own that his children can inherit.
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Alex ha incrementado su producción desde el último crédito que obtuvo de Fundación Alternativa. Su esposa Diana de 30 años ha podido seguir con los quehaceres de su hogar y con el cuidado personalizado de sus dos hijos, uno de los cuales, gracias a su propio esfuerzo y al de sus padres ya pudo ingresar a una escuela particular de mejor calidad. El negocio de la ganadería Alex lo heredó de sus hermanos mayores con quienes desde muy niño iba a la feria. Como su negocio ha crecido hoy requiere un crédito para que sus animales puedan estar bien cuidados y así puedan ser vendidos en un buen precio en la feria de animales del pueblo. Éste lo utilizará en la compra de insumos de aseo, vitaminas, medicinas y alimentos que hagan que el ganado se mantenga sano y no haya complicaciones al ofertarlo frente a los compradores. Su sueño de tener una vivienda propia poco a poco va tomando forma, pues en la actualidad ya tiene un lote de terreno que es el inicio de la obtención de este sueño, sobre el cual empezará la construcción de su vivienda ya que el terreno donde actualmente vive es de su madre y él quiere tener algo propio que sus hijos puedan heredar.

Previous Loan Details

Alex was born in Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, an Ecuadorian city that is located between the Ecuadorian highlands and coast. The city is a link for several Ecuadorian cities as Santo Domingo plays an important role for Ecuadorian commerce. The city makes up the majority of the livestock market... More from Alex's previous loan »

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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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 60
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,742,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Alex to buy supplies, food, and medicine for the care of his animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013