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Omar Leonardo
Omar Leonardo is 44 years old and married. He lives with his wife and his children, who are 12 and 15, in El Progreso, in Chillanes canton.

The 'El Progreso' community bank is located 15 minutes from our Chillanes office and has 13 members. This is the third loan that they are requesting from Cooperativa San José. The members of this bank are farmers who grow cacao, corn, bananas, soy and cassava.

Omar is a farmer who grows cacao, corn, bananas, soy and cassava on his own land. He makes his purchases in Chillanes and San Pablo and makes his sales in the Sunday market in Chillanes.

This loan will help Omar to buy supplies, fertilizers and manure for his crops. Loans have supported him and helped increase his crop production. He has faced challenges such as illnesses amongst his workers, pest infestations and plant diseases. His dream is to enjoy good health so that he can continue working and educating his children.

In his spare time, he enjoys going for walks with his family.
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Omar Leonardo tiene 44 años, es casado vive con la esposa y los hijos de 12 y 15 años, vive en el Recinto El Progreso Perteneciente al Cantón Chillanes.

Los miembros de la V.R.C EL PROGRESO, está ubicada a 15 minutos de la oficina en Chillanes, esta constituida por 13 socios es el tercer crédito que solicitan a la cooperativa, los miembros de esta ventanilla se dedican a la agricultura siembran cacao, maiz, platano, soya y yuca.

Omar se dedica a la agricultura siembra cacao, maiz, platano, soya y yuca en tierras propias. Las compras las realiza en Chillanes y San Pablo y las vende en la feria de los domingos en Chillanes.

El crédito le ayudará en la compra de insumos, fertilizantes y abonos para los cultivos, el crédito le apoyado de manera que han incrementado la producción de los cultivos. Ha enfrentado desafíos como enfermedades de los trabajadores y las plagas y enfermedades en los cultivos. Su sueño es tener buena salud para seguir trabajando y educar a los hijos.

En los tiempos libres le gusta salir de paseo con la familia.

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

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,142,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Omar Leonardo to buy supplies, fertilizers and manure for his crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 5, 2011
Listed
Jul 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 23, 2012