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Segundo Arturo
Arturo is 70 years old and divorced. He has two sons and lives alone in the Zapotal Nuevo area, part of Ventanas canton in Los Rios province.

He belongs to Los Amigos Communal Bank, which is also located in Zapotal Nuevo in Ventanas canton. The members of this group engage in farming and raise livestock.

Arturo is a farmer who cultivates corn and raises farmyard animals like chickens and ducks. He will use the loan to buy supplies, such as fertilizer, compost, insecticides to avoid plant infestations and disease, as well as feed for his livestock. He will make his purchases in the city of Ventanas.

His dream is to buy some land. In his spare time he enjoys going for a walk with his dogs.
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Arturo tiene 70 años de edad es divorciado tiene dos hijos vive solo en el Recinto ZAPOTAL NUEVO perteneciente al Cantón Ventanas Provincia de Los Ríos.

Pertenece a la Ventanilla LOS AMIGOS se encuentra ubicada el recinto ZAPOTAL NUEVO , perteneciente al cantón Ventanas se dedica a labores agrícolas y pecuarias.

Arturo se dedica a la agricultura a la siembra de maiz y la crianza de animales de corral como pollos y patos. Con el crédito podrá comprar insumos como: fertilizantes, abonos, insecticidas para evitar las plagas y enfermedades, ademas alieto para los animales balanceado. Las compras las realiza en la ciudad de Ventanas.

El sueño es comprar un terreno, en los tiempos libres le gusta salir con los perros a caminar.

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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
  • 36
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $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 Segundo Arturo to purchase fertilizers, compost, insecticides to avoid plant infestations and disease as well as animal feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 7, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013