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Luis Alcides

Update on Luis Alcides

Luis has grown his business thanks to the support that Fundación Alternativa has given him. He has worked with this field partner for 9 months and the personalized attention that they give him suits him well. Additionally, it helps him to get tools that facilitate the administration of his business.

In spite of living 4 hours from the main road, Luis has arranged to be able to go to town to distribute the milk that his cows produce.

He sold the last cows he got in the local market and now he needs a loan to get new cows, and thus increase milk production. Luis invests 12 hours in his work, from 5 a.m. until about 5 p.m. Although he doesn’t have help, he enjoys this job of his that he learned as a child.

Luis hopes to always keep his estate safe so that his children don’t suffer from being needy.
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Luis ha crecido en su negocio gracias al apoyo que Fundación Alternativa le ha brindado, pues lleva trabajando con esta IMF desde hace 9 meses y está muy a gusto con la atención personalizada que allí le brindan y qeu además le sirve para adquirir herramientas que le facilitan la administración de su negocio.
A pesar de vvir a 4 horas de la vía principal, Luis se las arregla para poder ir al pueblo a repartir la leche que producen sus vacas.
Las últimas vacas que adquirió las vendió en el mercado local y ahora requiere un préstamo para adquirir nuevo ganado y que así la producción de leche se incremente. Luis invierte 12 horas desde las 5 am. hasta alrededor de las 5 de la tarde. Aunque no recibe ayuda, él disfruta su trabajo que lo aprendió desde que era un niño.
Luis espera siempre tener su patrimonio seguro para que además su hijo no sufra necesidades.

Previous Loan Details

Luis, 45, is divorced. He completed elementary school but did not have the resources needed to continue with his education. He lives with his 13-year-old son who is attending secondary school. They live in Recinto Bellavista, a sector with humid climate in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas Prov... More from Luis Alcides's previous loan »

Additional Information

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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
  • 46
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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 $1,125 helped Luis Alcides to acquire cattle and increase milk production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014