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About Cooperativa San Jose

This loan is administered by Cooperativa San Jose, a 45,000-member credit union located high in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador’s poorest province, Bolivar. They offer a unique loan called “Ventanillas Rurales” [Window to the Countryside], which uses a group guarantee but is an individual loan with a savings component, mostly to rural borrowers. Due to low savings rates and a history of macroeconomic instability, many traditional loans in Ecuador demand interest rates that are prohibitively high for some borrowers. There is also a high incidence of extortionist black-market lending in Ecuador. CSJ helps mitigate these problems by providing a less onerous and more appropriate option. Join CSJ’s Lending Team!

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 95
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,092,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Refunded
A loan of $600 helped this borrower to buy cacao and orange plants.
Repayment Term
2 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 5, 2010
Listed
Jul 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Refunded:
Jul 22, 2010