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Gabriel Mateo
Gabriel Mateo A. Q., 50, is married living with his wife and children in Chillanes canton, Bolívar province. He has four children.

The members of the LUZ Y PROGRESO (Light & Progress) communal bank are located 20 minutes from the Chillanes Office. It is part of Chillanes canton and the bank is dedicated to farming and other professional jobs. It has 17 members.

Gabriel is a maize, broad bean, pea and chayote farmer; he also raises chickens. He buys his supplies in Chillanes and sells his products in the Chillanes market and in his settlement.

He is asking for a loan to buy maize, broad bean, pea and chayote seed. Support from the loan will help him economically to meet his needs. They face challenges like illnesses, infestations and weather changes. His dream is to have more land to continue farming.

He enjoys watching television.
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Gabriel Mateo A. Q. tiene 50 años. Es casado, vive con la esposa y con los hijos, vive en el cantón de Chillanes en la Provincia de Bolívar. Tiene 4 hijos.

Los miembros de la V.R.C. LUZ Y PROGRESO se encuentra ubicada 20 minutos de la Oficina Chillanes, perteneciente al cantón Chillanes, esta ventanilla se dedica a labores agrícolas y otras labores profesionales, en esta ventanilla son 17 socios.

Gabriel se dedica a la agricultura a la siembra de maíz, fréjol, arbeja y chocho además tiene gallinas de crianza. Compra sus productos en Chillanes y los vende en la feria de Chillanes y en el mismo recinto.

Solicita el crédito para la comprar de semillas de maíz, fréjol, arbeja y chocho. Con el apoyo del crédito le ayudaría económicamente para suplir sus necesidades. Enfrentan desafíos como las plagas y enfermedades y la variedad del clima. Su sueño es tener mas tierras para seguir cultivando.

Le gusta ver la televisión.

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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
  • 47
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,292,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Gabriel Mateo for seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 23, 2010
Dec 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011