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Ángel, 56, is married living with his wife and unmarried children in Guaranda Canton, Bolívar Province. He has 7 children.

The “GRUPO PUCARA” communal bank is located in the community of Pucara in Guanujo Parish, Guaranda Canton 15 minutes from the Cooperative’s office. This communal bank has 22 members who are farmers, raise livestock and sell vegetables.

Ángel is a farmer. Her has 10 “cuadras” (1 cuadra = 275 feet approx.) of farmland where he grows potatoes, wheat and corn. He also has ten head of cattle. His purchases take place in the market in Guaranda and sales at the wholesale market in the same city.

He is asking for the loan to buy farming supplies and animal feed. Support from the loan will help him economically to meet his needs. The challenges he faces are infestations, illnesses and variations in the weather. His dream is to buy more cattle and to have pig sties.

He enjoys playing sports, celebrating the feast day of St. Peter and Carnival.
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Ángel tiene 56 años, es casado vive con la esposa y con los hijos que son solteros en el Cantón Guaranda Provincia de Bolívar. Tiene 7 hijos.

Los miembros de la V.R.C. GRUPO PUCARA se encuentra ubicada en la comunidad Pucara Parroquia Guanujo, cantón Guaranda a una distancia de 15 minutos de la oficina de la cooperativa, esta ventanilla integran 22 socios que se dedican a la agricultura, crianza de animales y a la comercialización de venta de legumbres.

Ángel se dedica a la agricultura tiene 10 cuadras de terreno siembra papas, trigo, maíz, además tiene 10 cabezas de ganado. Las compras las realiza en el mercado de Guaranda y las vende en el mercado mayorista de la misma ciudad.

Solicita el crédito para la comprar de insumos y alimentación de los animales. Con el apoyo del crédito le ayudaría económicamente para suplir sus necesidades. Enfrentar desafíos como las plagas y enfermedades y la variedad del clima. Su sueño es comprar mas ganado y tener porterías.

Le gusta hacer deporte, festejar las fiestas de San Pedro y carnaval.

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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
  • 94
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  • $24,193,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Angel to buy farming supplies and animal feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 19, 2011
May 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012