Maurillo is a member of the rural loan group San Jacinto. There are 15 members total, the majority of which work in the agricultural sector.
Maurillo works in the agricultural sector. He earns on average $150 per month. He buys and sells his agricultural supplies and products in the nearby town of Matilde. Marillo plans to use the loan to build a house. His dream is to own a car and finish building the house.
In his free time he likes to watch television and listen to music.
About Cooperativa San JoseThis 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!
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