A loan of $1,675 helped to start his own livestock business.

Flavio Stalin's story

The canton of San Miguel de los Bancos, known as the "Canton of Love", has a warm, humid climate and many leisure areas which are popular among domestic and foreign tourists. The area has a traditional festival with folk dances and the famous burning of a model castle. The people of this canton are very friendly and relaxed with their visitors.

Stalin lives and works in this canton. He is a hardworking 20-year-old man. He is single and does not have any children. He lives and works with his mother on a farm that they own in a community called "23 de junio" ("June 23rd"). He is applying for a loan to start his own business. Living in a canton where livestock is the main source of income, he is already familiar with this activity, so he decided to start his own livestock business. He currently works for about 8 hours per day.

By investing this loan, he hopes that he will improve his quality of life. Stalin is grateful to Fundación Alternativa and to Kiva for the great help which they are providing for him to start his own business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz

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