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Maria Elena
Maria Elena M. O. is 39 years old, single, and lives in Recinto Delicia in the canton of Chillanes, Bolivar Province. She has five children: Guillermo (age 23), Kerly (age 20), Liseth (age 17), Raul (age 16) and Josué (age 14).

Maria is a member of the Communal Bank “El Progreso La Delicia Recinto”, which is in San José del Tambo Parish. The group has 19 members and their community engages in growing cacao and corn.

María has been growing bananas for ten years. Every month she purchases products and farming supplies from the agricultural services division of AGRIPAD. She sells her goods in Babahoyo at Comercial Chávez.

She is requesting a loan to buy banana and tomato seedlings and views it as an opportunity to get ahead. Her dream is to have her own micro-enterprise. The greatest challenge that she faces is the lack of financial resources and time.

María enjoys working in order to have a better future.
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Maria Elena M. O. tiene 39 años. Es soltera vive en el cantón de Chillanes en la provincia de Bolívar en el Recinto Delicia. Tiene 5 hijos, Guillermo (23), Kerly (20), Liseth (17), Raul (16) y Josué (14).

Maria es una socia de la ventanilla rural El Progreso La Delicia Recinto que pertenece a la Parroquia San José del Tambo, esta ventanilla integran 19 socios, la Comunidad se dedican a sembrar cacao y maíz.

Maria se dedica al cultivo de banano y tomate trabaja 10 años Realiza sus compras cada mes de los productos y de los insumos para la siembra en los Agro servicios de AGRIPAD y vende los productos en Babahoyo en Comercial Chávez.

Solicita el préstamo para la compra semillas de banano y tomate. Piensa que el crédito es una oportunidad para salir adelante. Su sueño es tener una micro empresa. El desafío que enfrentamos es el tiempo y la falta de recursos económicos.

Le gusta trabajar para tener un mejor futuro.

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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
  • 77
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,604,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Maria Elena purchase banana & tomato seedlings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 14, 2010
Aug 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011