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Jonas De Jesus
Jonás lives in his own house with his life companion and their four children. He works buying and selling recyclables: iron, aluminum, copper, bronze, etc. He does so from place to place in various neighborhoods near his place of residence. He’s able to cover some of his household expenses with what he earns from his work.

Jonás is asking for a loan to be able to continue buying recyclables at wholesale and stay in business to generate higher income and provide better quality of life for his family.
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Jonás vive en casa propia con compañera de vida y sus cuatro hijos, el se dedica a la compra y venta de chatarra: hierro, aluminio, cobre, bronce, etc. lo hace de forma ambulante por las diferentes colonias que se encuentran cerca de su lugar de residencia, con lo que obtiene de su trabajo logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, Jonas esta solicitando un crédito para poder comprar mas chatarra por mayor y seguir con su trabajo para generar mejores ingresos y darle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan will help a low-income family purchase environmentally-friendly goods and equipment, including solar products (lights, water pumps, heaters), biodigesters, energy-efficient light bulbs and gas stoves. Lacking electricity, many people in rural El Salvador are forced to use firewood for cooking and kerosene for lighting, expensive solutions that endanger their health and well-being. By funding this loan, you are providing access to greener, healthier alternatives.

This Kiva loan will be either be a cash laon or an in-kind loan.  An in-kind loan is used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

About Apoyo Integral

Apoyo Integral (Apoyo) is a nonprofit organization offering financial products that enable clients to increase their working capital, purchase fixed assets, buy and remodel homes, expand agricultural business and more. The organization’s target group is businessmen and women who have already established their businesses but need financial support to strengthen or expand them.

Like Kiva, Apoyo is committed to empowering women involved in business activities in rural areas. Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to expand these services to an even greater number of poor clients in rural areas.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 721
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,095,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Jonas De Jesus to buy more recycled metal at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2014