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Jose Manuel

Update on Jose Manuel

José’s 27-year-old married and has children; he lives with his wife in Guaranda, Bolívar Province. He’s a member of the “Nuevos Horizontes” (New Horizons) communal bank. The community is located about 40 minutes away in Santa Martha belonging to Guaranda Canton.

José works growing sugarcane, blackberries, ‘naranjilla’ [a tropical fruit] and also raises animals like chickens and pigs. He’s asking for the loan to buy seeds, fertilizer, urea and insecticide. With the loan’s help he’ll be able to increase production. He makes his purchases and sales weekly in Guaranda.

The challenges he faces are competition, poor roads and bad weather. His dream is to be able to buy a pick-up truck to transport his products to sale. In his free time he enjoys wandering in the countryside and enjoying sports, especially playing volleyball. He is very grateful for his previous loan.
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JOSE tiene 27 años de edad es casado tiene hijos, vive con la esposa en Guaranda provincia de Bolívar.

Es integrante de la Vrc Nuevos Horizontes, la comunidad se encuentra a unos 40 minutos en la comunidad santa Martha perteneciente al Cantón Guaranda.

JOSE se dedica a la agricultura a la siembra de caña de azúcar, mora, naranjilla, además se dedica a la críanza animales como pollos y cerdos.

Solicita el crédito para poder comprar semillas, fertilizantes, urea, insecticidas. Con la ayuda del crédito podrá incrementar la producción. Las compras y las ventas lo hace en Guaranda cada semana.

Los desafíos a los que se enfrenta es la competencia las malas vías y el mal clima. El sueño es poder comprar una camioneta para poder transportar los productos y para venderlos. En el tiempo libre le gusta pasear por el campo y disfrutar de los deportes en especial el boly.

" Esta muy agradecido por el crédito anterior".

Previous Loan Details

Jose Manuel is 26 years old, married with no children and lives with his wife in the Guaranda Bolivar province. He is a member of the “VR Nuevos Horizontes” [Ventanillas Rurales (VR) Windows to the Countryside New Horizons], the community is located about 40 minutes from the Santa Martha communi... More from Jose Manuel'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
  • $26,686,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jose Manuel to buy seeds and farm supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 14, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2014