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Luis Alonso

Update on Luis Alonso

Luis is applying for a loan to continue planting and to buy materials for his workshop; he works at both professions. He will buy fertilizer, weed killer, iron, and sheet steel: things he needs for his crops and for the workshop. He thinks the previous loan was a success because most of the crops he planted yielded a good harvest, though he did incur some losses, and sold well. He has been able to support his family, earn more income, and pay the household expenses.
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Luis, solicita un crédito para seguir cultivando y comprando materiales para el taller, estas dos actividades las realiza en conjunto, se comprara abono, herbicidas, además comprara hierro y lamina, que son los necesarios para poder realizar para aplicarlos al cultivo y tambien la compra de materiales para el taller.
El considera que el préstamo anterior le dio un efecto positivo, ya que cultivo lo planeado, tuvo algunas pérdidas en la cosecha, pero al mismo tiempo salió una buena parte para realizar la venta.
Su condición en la familia se mantiene, sus ingresos han alcanzado a cubrir las necesidades del hogar.

Previous Loan Details

Luis lives with his wife and one grandchild. He works as a farmer, and also has a metalworking workshop. He has spent twenty-five years working in these activities, which he learned from his father. He works every day from Monday to Sunday. He needs the loan for the purchase of agricultural... More from Luis Alonso's previous loan »

Additional Information

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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 El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 551
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,831,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Luis Alonso to buy fertilizer, weed killer, iron, and sheet steel.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013