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Olga Maria

Update on Olga Maria

Olga is 54 years old, single, and has two children. She and her children live in Chillanes, which is in Bolívar Province.

The Communal Bank “Virgen de Baños” is established in the community of Mama Sara de Cerritos, which is located 30 minutes away from the office of Cooperativa San Jose.

Olga María is a farmer who grows corn, beans, and blackberries. She is requesting a loan so that she can buy compost, fertilizers, urea, and insecticides. Her purchases and sales are conducted in Chillanes every eight days.

With the help of this loan, Olga will be able to improve her production and buy fertilizers. The challenges she faces include dealing with losses and the occasional crop damage due to the weather. In her free time, Olga enjoys walking through town and taking in the Carnival festivities.

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Olga tiene 54 años de edad es soltera tiene dos hijos, vive con los hijos en Chillanes Oprovincia de Bolívar.

La VRC VIRGEN DE BAÑOS está formada por en la comunidad mama Sara de Cerritos, a una distancia de 30 minutos de la oficina de la Cooperativa.

Olga María se dedica a la agricultura a la siembra de maíz, fréjol y mora. Solicita el crédito para comprar abonos, fertilizantes, urea, insecticidas. Las compras y las ventas lo hará en Chillanes cada 8 días.

Con la ayuda del crédito podrá mejorar la producción y comprar los fertilizantes. Los desafíos a los que se enfrenta es la pérdida y daños ocacionados por eventos climáticos. En el tiempo libre le gustasalir a pasear por el pueblo y la fiestas del carnaval.

Previous Loan Details

Olga María is 52 years old, she is a widow and she has 2 children who live with her in Chillanes, in the Bolívar province. The “Virgen de Baños” communal bank is composed of the Cerritos Mama Sara community. The members spend most of their time farming, growing corn and raising animals. Olg... More from Olga Maria'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!

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 71
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,584,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Olga Maria to buy compost, fertilizers, urea, and insecticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 28, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 30, 2014