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Luis Alfredo

Update on Luis Alfredo

Luis Alfredo is 40 years old. He is married and lives with his wife and three children, ages 13, 10, and 9, in the Ventanas canton in the province of Los Rios.

He is a member of the communal bank El Divino Niño (The Divine Child), which is located in the Estero Lindo district, part of the Ventanas canton. This communal bank works with short cycle farming activities such as planting corn and rice.

Luis Alfredo works in agriculture, planting corn and rice. He makes his purchases and sells his products in Ventanas.

He is applying for the loan to purchase seeds, urea, insecticides, and compost so that he can plant corn and rice. The loan will help him economically to supply his needs and improve the income of his family. He faces challenges such as pests in his fields and the frosts that fall on his fields. His dream is to prosper economically and buy a big house for his family.

In his free time he likes to play sports and do household tasks.
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Luis Alfredo tiene 40 años, Es casado vive con la esposa y con tres hijos de 13, 10 y 9 años, en el Cantón Ventanas Provincia de los Ríos.

Los miembros de la V.R.C. EL DIVINO NIÑO, se encuentra ubicada en el recinto Estero Lindo, perteneciente al Cantón Ventanas, esta ventanilla se dedica a labores agrícolas de ciclo corto como siembre de maíz y arroz.

Luis Alfredo se dedica a la agricultura a la siembra de maíz y arroz. Compra y vende los productos en Ventanas.

Solicita el crédito para sembrar maíz y arroz, compra de semillas, urea, insecticidas y abonos. Con el apoyo del crédito le ayudaría económicamente para suplir sus necesidades y mejorar los ingresos de la familia. Enfrenta desafíos como plagas en los cultivos y la lancha que cae a los cultivos. El sueño es prosperar economicamente y comprar una casa grande para la familia.

En el tiempo libre le gusta hacer deporte y labores de la casa.

Previous Loan Details

Luis Alfredo, 39, is married and lives with his wife and three children, ages 13, 10 and 9, in the Ventanas Canton in the province of Los Ríos. The communal bank EL DIVINO NIÑO is located in the Estero Lindo community which belongs to the Ventanas Canton. This group is involved in growing shor... More from Luis Alfredo'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
  • 76
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,019,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Luis Alfredo to buy seeds, urea, insecticides, and compost in order to plant corn and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 23, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013