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Jose Antonio

Update on Jose Antonio

José is a humble farmer living in the community of El Bálsamo in the outskirts of Boaco. He was benefited with his first Kiva loan which he used to provide better crop care; he sold his harvest at a fair price and is grateful for the support he got when he most needed it.

Today, he’s asking for a loan to buy manure and fertilizer to plant basic grains because he wants to produce a good crop yield that will lead to income to improve his family’s quality of life.
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José , es un humilde agricultor , que vive en la comunidad El Bálsamo en las afueras de Boaco, fue beneficiado con su primer crédito Kiva el cual utilizo para darle una mejor asistencia a sus cosechas la cual vendió a precio justo, se siente agradecido por apoyarlo en el momento que más lo necesitaba.
Hoy está necesitando el crédito para comprar abono y fertilizante para sembrar granos básicos pues desea sacar una producción de calidad que le permita conseguir ingresos para mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia.

Previous Loan Details

Jose is married with four children. He lives in the community of El Bálsamo and is a farmer. His grandfather taught him to work the land: how to prepare it, clear it, plant seeds in the right spot; how to negotiate the prices of his crops despite not having an education. He has dedicated his life... More from Jose Antonio'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 Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 64
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,083,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Jose Antonio to buy manure and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013