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Sara Martha

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Sara Martha is 19, married, and has a one-year-old child. They live together in the Guaranda province of Bolívar.
She is a member of the Ventanal communal bank in the Guantuncoto community, in the Julio Moreno parish, Guaranda canton. They are located 30 minutes from the Los Habitantes de la Comunidad office. The members work in various areas, such as: agriculture, livestock, raising animals (hogs, chickens, sheep), commerce, and construction.
Sara works in agriculture, raising animals and sowing corn, potatoes, wheat, and barley. She lives in the home of her parents-in-law.
She makes her purchases and sales in Guaranda. She is requesting this loan for sowing corn and for purchasing fertilizers and urea. With the help of this loan, she will be able to improve her production and her income.
Her dream is to be able to buy a plot of land and build a house.
Pests and plagues are challenges for her as a farmer. In her free time she likes to go out for walks and enjoy the carnivals and the San Pedro festival.
With the help of her previous loan she was able to improve her family's lifestyle. Her income and production have improved nicely.
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Sara Martha tiene 19 años de edad es casada tiene un hijo, vive con el esposo y con lel hijo de 1 año de edad en Guaranda Provincia de Bolívar.
Es integrante de la VRC VENTANAL se encuentra formada en la comunidad Guantuncoto, Parroquia Julio Moreno Cantón Guaranda, a una distancia de 30 minutos de la oficina Los habitantes de la Comunidad se dedican a diferentes actividades como son: agricultura, ganadería, crianza de animales (cerdos, pollos, ovejas) comercio y construcción.
Sara se dedica a la agricultura, crianza de animales, siembra de maíz, papas, trigo, cebada en terrenos al partido, vive en casa de los suegros.
Las compras y las ventas lo realiza en Guaranda. Solicita el crédito para sembrar maíz comprar abonos agrícolas, urea. Con la ayuda del préstamo podrá mejorar la producción y los ingresos económicos.
El sueño es poder comprar terreno, construir una casa.
Los desafíos a los que se enfrenta es las plagas y enfermedades en los cultivos. En el tiempo libre le gusta salir a pasear, disfrutar de las festividades del carnaval y San Pedro.

Con la ayuda del préstamo anterior pudo mejorar el estilo de vida de la familia, los ingresos y la producción han aumentado en buena cantidad.

Previous Loan Details

Sara Martha Q. M. is 18 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and son in the Guaranda subdivision of the Bolivar province. She has one son. Sara belongs to the solidarity group Guantucoto which is located half an hour from Guaranda. The group is dedicated to agriculture and liv... More from Sara Martha's previous loan »

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!

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 85
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,057,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sara Martha to plant corn and to buy fertilizers and urea; with the help of this loan she will be able to improve her production and income.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 21, 2011
Dec 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012