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Jose Astul

Update on Jose Astul

José is asking for a new loan because he needs more working capital in order to continue working in farming. This will allow him to buy fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides in order to begin planting corn and beans.

He bought the necessary agricultural supplies with his previous loan in order to finish the planting. His living conditions have improved, as he has been able to contribute towards helping his children with school expenses.
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José, solicita un nuevo crédito porque necesita más capital de trabajo para seguir trabajando en el cultivo. Este le permitirá comprar abono, herbicidas, insecticidas, plaguicidas para lograr iniciar la siembra de maíz y frijol.
El préstamo anterior adquirió lo necesario de materiales agrícolas para llevar acabo la siembra. Las condiciones de vida han mejorado, ya que ha podido aportar para ayudarles a sus hijos con los gastos del estudio.

Previous Loan Details

José has two children, ages 6 and 3. He lives with his wife and he is a farmer. He has been harvesting corn and beans for 30 years, and he learned how from his parents. He works every day, or depending on the season, his schedule is from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. He needs to rent the land where he will... More from Jose Astul's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

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 El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 727
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,313,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Jose Astul to buy fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 21, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Jose Astul. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2013. Learn More