Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Juan is 41 years old, married, and lives with his wife and children. He resides in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.

The members of the Communal Bank “Señor de La Salud” (Lord of Health) meet in the neighborhood of Recinto Soloma, which is part of the canton of Echeandia. The members of this Communal Bank are short-cycle farmers who grow corn and rice.

Juan is a farmer who grows corn and rice. His purchases are made in Ventanas and he sells at the fairs every day, especially on Sundays.

He is requesting a loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, and compost. The support from this loan will help him financially acquire the supplies he needs. Among the challenges he faces are pests, crop diseases, and changes in weather. His dream is to buy an automobile.

Juan enjoys playing sports.

View original language description ↓
Juan tiene 41 años, Es casado vive con la esposa y los hijos, vive en el Cantón Ventanas Provincia de los Ríos.

Los miembros de la V.R.C. SEÑOR DE LA SALUD, se encuentra ubicada en el Recinto Soloma, perteneciente al Cantón Echeandia, esta ventanilla se dedica a labores agrícolas de ciclo corto siembra de maíz y arroz

Juan se dedica a la agricultura la siembra de maíz y arroz, las compras las realiza en Ventanas y las vende en las ferias de todos los días en especial la de los domingos.

Solicita el crédito para la compra de semillas, fertilizantes y abonos. Con el apoyo del crédito le ayudaría económicamente para suplir sus necesidades. Enfrentar desafíos como plagas y enfermedades en los cultivos y la variación del clima. Su sueño es comprar un carro.

Le gusta hacer deporte.

Additional Information

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
  • 92
    View loans »
    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,028,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Juan to purchase seeds, fertilizers, and compost.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 31, 2011
Jun 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011