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Ruben Alonso

Update on Ruben Alonso

Rubén lives in the city of Estelí, and makes a living selling bananas and staple grains such as beans, corn and wheat. His focus is banana sales, and he makes frequent trips up into the mountains to bring the fruit to town for resale. Rubén began his business two years ago with his own savings, and he feels that, since receiving his first loan, he has increased his sales and improved his quality of life significantly. As his business has grown, Rubén has added firewood and staple grains to his operation.

With the support from this loan, Rubén plans to purchase bananas, beans, corn and wheat for resale, as well as expand his business to include selling coffee.
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Rubén habita en la ciudad de Estelí, él se dedica a la de venta de bananos y granos básicos siendo su principal negocio los bananos los cuales los debe ir a traer a la montaña el empezó en este negocio hace dos años con fondos propios ha sido su primer negocio el siente que desde que le dimos el primer crédito ha mejorado mucho su calidad de vida porque ha incrementado sus ventas y ha metido otros productos como leña y granos básicos el siente que ha sido un progreso. Ahora él está solicitando el nuevo crédito para comprar bananos y granos como frijoles maíz y trigo el próximo paso será la renovación de su crédito para invertir en comprar de granos básicos y también impulsar la venta de café.

Previous Loan Details

Rubén originates from the Rio Coco district on the outskirts of Estelí. He is married and is the father of three children. He dedicates himself to growing bananas in the agricultural trade. Rubén began with his own capital - a van which he bought with money he had saved. It serves him as a means ... More from Ruben Alonso'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
  • 50
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,293,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Ruben Alonso to purchase bananas, beans, corn and wheat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013