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Amada Petita
Amanda Petita, 60, is single and has two children but they don’t live with her; she lives alone in Chillanes Canton, Bolivar Province.

The communal bank is called “El Placer” (Pleasure) and it belongs to Chillanes Canton, San Jose del Tambo Parish, and located 60 minutes from the office. This communal bank has 24 members who are banana, rice, manioc, cocoa bean, soy and orange farmers; they also raise barnyard animals.

Amanda is a rice, corn, orange, soy and banana farmer; she also raises chickens to sell. She makes her purchases in San Jose del Tambo and her sales at the Sunday Chillanes market.

She is asking for the loan to buy farming supplies, fertilizer and chicken feed. The loan will serve as support to improve the crops and the chicken sales. She faces challenges like age and health. Her dream is to have a house of her own. She likes going for walks in her free time.
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Amanda Petita tiene 60 años de edad, es soltera tiene dos hijos pero no viven con ella, ella vive sola, en el Canton Chillanes Provincia de Bolivar.

La V.R.C se llama EL PLACER perteneciente al Canton Chillanes parroquia San Jose del Tambo esta ubicada a 60 minutos de la oficina, en esta ventanilla hay 24 socios que se dedican a la agricultura a la siembra de Platano, arroz, yuca, cacao, soya y naranja ademas crian animales de corral.

Amanda se dedica a la siembra de arroz, maiz, naranja, soya y platano, ademas cria pollos para la venta. Las compras las realiza en San Jose del Tambo y las Vende en el mercado de Chillanes los domingos en la feria.

El credito lo solicita para comprar de insumos agricolas y fertilizantes y alimento para los pollos. El credito le ayudara como apoyo para mejorar la cosecha y la venta de los pollos. Enfreta desafios como la edad y la salud. Su sueño es tener casa propia.

En los tiempos libres le gusta salir a camniar.

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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
  • 33
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,710,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Amada Petita to buy farming supplies, fertilizer and chicken feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 29, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012