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Jose Alonso

Update on Jose Alonso

At 66 years old, Jose works as a barber in a high-traffic zone of San Salvador. Given his 22 years of experience in this profession, he has loyal customers. With the income he has earned, he has been able to educate his children up to high school, so that he can later pay for them to go to university (this is part of his dream).

Kiva gave him a loan some time ago to buy new tools such as electric shavers, shaving knives, scissors, and barber's chairs. For now, he wants to acquire other products, to modernize his sales room and be able to provide better service.
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Don Jose, a sus 66 años, se dedica a la barberia que tiene ubicada en una zona de alto transito en san salvador. Dada su experiencia de 22 años en esta actividad, goza de preferencia de sus clientes y con los ingresos que ha obtenido, ha logrado educar a sus hijos hasta el bachillerato para poder luego financierles la universidad (es parte de su sueño) . KIVA le financio hace un tiempo atras, la adquisicion de utensilios para atender su negocio: maquinas de aceitar, navajas, tijera, sillas. Por ahora el desea surtir de otros productos, para modernizar un poco su sala de ventas y lograr proveer un mejor servicio.

Previous Loan Details

José Alonso A. P. is 64 years old. He lives in his home together with his wife and four children. José owns a barber's shop and serves in it together with three other barbers. In his shop, 'kindness' is his motto. His business is located in his home which is in Montserrat district, in San Sal... More from Jose Alonso's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

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
  • 558
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,853,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Jose Alonso to acquire products to modernize his sales room.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Jose Alonso. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2011. Learn More