Check out other loans that are currently fundraising!
Leonardo Fabian
Leonardo Fabián Guaman C. is 22 years old, and lives with his common-law wife and his son. They live in the county of San Miguel in the Bolivar province.

Leonardo is a member of the communal bank "Calzado Solidario," located in a compound that is 15 minutes outside of San Miguel county, on the road to the coast. There are 19 members in total, who work in agriculture and livestock production.

Leonardo works in agriculture to support his family. His main crop is corn. He sells his products in the market of San Miguel and from his house.

Each year in February the main cultural event is Carnival, a time when families take advantage of the celebration to get together.

Leonardo requests a loan to buy supplies for his work in the fields. His goal is to produce a good income for the family. The challenges he faces are problems with the weather that affect his crops.
View original language description ↓
Leonardo Fabián Guaman C. tiene 22 años, vive en union libre, y tiene un hijo. Vive en el cantón de San Miguel en la provincia de Bolívar.

El socio es miembro de la ventanilla rural Calzado Solidario, es un recinto que se encuentra a quince minutos del Cantón San Miguel en la vía a la costa. Son 19 socios en total, los cuales la mayoría se dedican a la agricultura y la crianza de animales menores.

Leonardo trabaja en la agricultura para incrementar la economía de la familia. Los cultivos que más sobresalen es el maíz. Vende los productos en la feria de San Miguel y en su casa.
La cultura principal es el carnaval que se celebra todos los años en febrero y aprovecha esta fiesta para reunirse con la familia.

El socia solicita el crédito para comprar insumos para el trabajo del campo. Su meta es tener una buena actividad económica para la familia. Los desafíos que enfrenta son los problemas climáticos que afectan a los cultivos.

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
  • 36
    View loans »
    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,541,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Leonardo Fabian to buy supplies for his work in agriculture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 27, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011