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Marcos Benedo

Update on Marcos Benedo

Marcos Benedo is 30 years old and lives in a common-law relationship with his partner and children. He lives in the area of Aguas Frías de Mocache, Mocache canton. The El Progreso communal bank is located in the the Aguas Frías de Mocache area in Mocache canton. This bank works in short-cycle agriculture growing corn, rice, and pigeon peas.

Marcos Benedo has worked for five years in agriculture growing corn on his own land. He buys his products in Mocache and sells them in the market in Mocache.

He requested the loan to buy seeds, fertilizer, and manure for the crops. The loan has helped him increase his income for family use and invest in the planting.

His dream is to buy a house. In his free time he very much enjoys resting.
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Marcos Benedo tiene 30 años estado civil actual Unión Libre, vive con la pareja e hijos. Vive en el Recinto Aguas frías de Mocache Cantón Mocache.

Ventanilla EL PROGRESO se encuentra ubicada en el Recinto Aguas frías de Mocache, perteneciente al cantón Mocache, esta ventanilla se dedica a labores agrícolas de ciclo corto siembra de maíz, arroz y frejol gandul.

Marcos Benedo se dedica a la agricultura a la siembra de maíz en terrenos propios hace cinco años. Las compras y las ventas lo hace en Ventanas.

El crédito solicito para la compra de semillas, fertilizantes y abonos para los cultivos. El préstamo le ayudado para aumentar los ingresos para el consumo de la familia y para invertir en la siembra. Su sueño es comprar una casa.

Disfruta mucho en sus tiempos libres descansar.

Previous Loan Details

Marcos Benedo is 30 years old. He’s single and lives alone in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province. He has three children. The members of the “El Progreso” (Progress) communal bank are located in Aguas Frías de Mocache belonging to Mocache Canton and are dedicated to short cycle corn and ric... More from Marcos Benedo'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
  • 87
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,054,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Marcos Benedo to buy seeds, fertilizer, and manure for the crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 2, 2011
Jan 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 27, 2012