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Luis Octavio

Update on Luis Octavio

Luis Octavio is 53 years old, he is married with two children, and he lives with his wife and children in Chillanes canton, Bolívar province. He belongs to the Balacelo communal bank, made up of 10 members. Luis Octavio works in farming, sowing corn, beans, peas and palm hearts.

He is asking for a loan to buy the supplies needed for farming such as 2 quintals of urea, 1 quintal of manure, and fertilizers. With this loan, he will be able to buy the supplies needed to obtain good crops and therefore get better profits. He buys the required products in Chillanes canton every fortnight.

His dream is to increase the bean crops, which would give him better profits and give his young children an education. The challenges which he faces are that the roads are in a bad condition, loss of crops due to poor weather and health problems.

In his free time, he likes relaxing, spending time with his children and he likes listening to carnival music.
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Luis Octavio tiene 53 años de edad es casado tiene dos hijos, vive con su esposa e hijos en el Cantón Chillanes Provincia de Bolívar. Pertenece a la ventanilla rural Balacelo conformado por 10 miembros.
Luis Octavio se dedica a la agricultura a la siembra de maíz, fréjol ,arveja y palmitos.
Solicita el crédito para comprar insumos necesarios para la agricultura como son urea 2qq, abono 1qq y fertilizantes.
Con la ayuda del crédito podrá comprar los insumos requeridos para tener buenas cosechas y asi obtendra mayores ingresos.
Las compras de los productos necesarios las realiza frecuentemente en el Cantón Chillanes cada quince días.
El sueño es incrementar las cosechas de frejol lo cual le permitira tener mejores ingresos y dar la educación a sus hijos pequeños.
Los desafíos a los que se enfrenta son a las vías en mal estado perdida de las cosechas por el mal clima y problemas de salud.
En el tiempo libre le gusta descansar, pasar más tiempo junto a sus hijos y le gusta escuchar la música del Carnaval.

Previous Loan Details

Luis Octavio C. Y., 52, is married living with his wife and children in Chillanes canton, Bolívar province. He has four children. The JESUS DEL GRAN PODER communal bank is located in San Ramón which is in Chillanes canton, 35 minutes from the Chillanes office. The members of this communal ba... More from Luis Octavio'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
  • 29
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  • $26,742,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Luis Octavio to buy seeds, manure, urea and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 23, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013