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Betty Josefa

Update on Betty Josefa

Betty Josefa, 24, is in a civil union and has two children; she lives with her spouse and children in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province.

The “27 de Mayo” (May 27th) communal bank’s members work in agriculture. They all live in the El Cadial Recinto sector, they were practically raised there. They work in agriculture and animal husbandry for the most part.

Betty Josefa works in agriculture growing corn and pigeon peas. She’s asking for the loan to buy urea, insecticide, weed killing liquid and Ranger [brand of herbicide]. With help from the loan she will be able to buy everything needed for her crops. Her purchases and sales take place every two weeks in Ventanas according to the crop. Her dream is to buy farmland and to improve her harvests. In her free time she enjoys watching television and listening to music.
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Betty Josefa tiene 24 años de edad de estado civil unión libre tiene tiene dos hijos, vive con el conyugue y los hijos en el Cantón Ventanas Provincia de los Ríos.

La VRC 27 DE MAYO sus miembros se dedican a la agricultura todos viven en el sector del recinto el Cadial Practicamente se han criado en esa zona se dedican a labores agrícolas u Pecuarias en su mayoria.

Betty Josefa se dedica a la agricultura a la siembra de maíz, fréjol gandúl. Solicita el crédito para comprar urea, insecticidas, líquido mata maleza, ranger. Con la ayuda del crédito podrá comprar lo necesario para las siembras.

Las compras y las ventas lo hará en Ventanas cada 15 días dependiendo la siembra.

El sueño es comprar terreno para los cultivos y mejorar las cosechas. En el tiempo libre le gusta ver televisión, escuchar música.

Previous Loan Details

Betty Josefa is 23 years old, single, and lives with her children aged 3 and 5 in Ventanas canton, in Los Ríos province. The '28 de Enero' community bank is located in El Retorno, in Puerto Pechiche parish, in Pueblo Viejo canton. The members of this bank work in short-cycle agriculture, grow... More from Betty Josefa'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
  • 39
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,685,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Betty Josefa to buy urea, insecticide, weed killer and Ranger.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 13, 2012
Jan 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2013