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Magda Grelia
Magda Grelia, 37, is single with no children. She lives in Chillanes Canton in the province of Bolívar.

The Unión y Progreso La Colombia Baja Communal Bank has 15 members and is located 90 minutes from the cooperative. This communal bank is devoted to agricultural work, growing cacao, rice, corn, soybeans, bananas, oranges, etc.

Magda works in agriculture, growing cacao, rice, corn, soybeans, and oranges. She buys and sells every weekend in San José del Tambo.

She is requesting the loan to be able to buy seeds, fertilizer, and crop supplies, and also to buy chickens to raise and then sell. The loan will help her supply basic economic needs. She confronts frequent challenges such as competition and disease.

Her dream is to be able to buy herself a house to be able to live peacefully. In her free time she likes to go out and visit with her parents.

In her free time she likes to play with the children.
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Magda Grelia tiene 37 años de edad es soltera no tiene hijos vive en el Cantón Chillanes Provincia de Bolívar.

La VRC Unión y Progreso la Colombia baja, está conformada por quince integrantes y está ubicada a 90 minutos de la cooperativa esta ventanilla se dedica a Actividades Agrícolas, siembra de cacao, arroz, maíz, Soya plátano, naranja, etc.

Magda se dedica a la agricultura, a la siembra de cacao arroz, maíz, soya, naranja las compras y las ventas lo realiza en San José del Tambo cada fin de semana.

Solicita el crédito para poder comprar semillas, abonos e insumos para los cultivos y también invertir en la compra de pollos para la cría y luego venderlos.

Con la ayuda del préstamo le ayudará a suplir necesidades económicas, Enfrenta desafíos que son muy frecuentes como la competencia y las plagas.

El sueño es poderse comprar una casa para poder vivir tranquila.
En los tiempos libres le gusta salir de paseo a visitar a los padres.

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
  • 68
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,577,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Magda Grelia to buy seeds, fertilizer, and crop supplies, and also chickens to raise and then sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 6, 2011
Oct 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012