Update on Rodolfo FernandoRodolfo is 32 years old and in a common-law relationship. He lives with his children (ages 7 and 5) in the canton of Urdaneta in Los Ríos Province.
Rodolfo is a member of the Communal Bank "Palmasola" which is located in the neighborhood of Palmasola in the parish of Ricuarte in the canton of Urdaneta. The members are farm workers and livestock breeders.
Rodolfo grows corn and rice. He is requesting a loan in order to buy supplies, such as compost and fertilizers. His purchases are made at the Montenegro commercial district in Ventanas. His dream is to improve the production of his crops. The challenges he faces include dealing with crop diseases.
In his free time, Rodolfo enjoys traveling down the river with his family and playing indoor soccer.
Previous Loan DetailsRodolfo is 31 years old. He is in a common law marriage and has two children. He lives with his wife and children in the Ventanas canton, Los Rios province. The communal bank is called Palmasola. It is located in the community of Palmasola. It belongs to the Ricaurte parish, Urdaneta canton... More from Rodolfo Fernando's previous loan »
About Cooperativa San JoseThis 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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