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Luís Alfredo

Update on Luís Alfredo

Luis Alfredo is 22 years old. He is single and lives with his mother in the Cantón Chillanes, a subdivision of the province of Bolívar. He belongs to the communal bank Balacelo, which is made up of ten members. Luis Alfredo makes a living in agriculture, raising corn, beans and barley.

He has requested the loan to buy necessary nutrients for his corn, bean and pea crops. These include two quintals of urea, one quintal of manure, and fertilizers. With the help of this loan he will be able to purchase the raw materials that are needed for his harvest. He makes purchases of the necessary products frequently in Cantón Chillanes every 15 days.

His dream is that his daughter will be able to study and that he will increase the production of beans, which will allow him to increase his income.

The challenges he faces are the roads that are in disrepair, the loss of harvests due to poor climate, and health problems.

In his spare time, he likes to play indoor sports and volleyball in his community, and he enjoys listening to Carnival music.
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Luis Alfredo tiene 22 años de edad es soltero, vive con su madre en el Cantón Chillanes Provincia de Bolívar. Pertenece a la ventanilla rural Balacelo conformada por 10 miembros.
Luis Alfredo se dedica a la agricultura a la siembra de maíz, fréjol y cebada.
Solicita el crédito para comprar insumos necesarios para los sembríos de maíz ,frejol y arveja como son urea 2qq, abono 1qq y fertilizantes.
Con la ayuda del crédito podrá comprar la materia prima necesaria para la cosecha.
Las compras de los productos necesarios las realiza frecuentemente en el Cantón Chillanes cada quince días.
El sueño es que su hija pueda estudiar, aumentar la producción de frejol la cual le permita tener mayores ingresos.
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 jugar indor y volly en su comunidad además le gusta escuchar la música del Carnaval.

Previous Loan Details

Luís Alfredo L. C. is 21 years old, is in a live-in relationship, and has one ten month old son. He lives in the Chillanes hamlet, located in the Bolívar province. The members of the V.R.C. JESUS DEL GRAN PODER, located in the San Ramón community, of Chillanes, are exclusively farmers. Luís... More from Luís Alfredo'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
  • 28
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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 Luís Alfredo to buy seeds, manure 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