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Jose Santos

Update on Jose Santos

José needs a new loan because he needs money to start growing basic grains. The investment will help him buy soil amendments, herbicide, pesticide, insecticide, and other agricultural inputs.

The previous loan allowed him to increase his income and harvests. With his profits he managed to buy two calves to fatten and sell. Thanks to this investment his economic situation has improved. He supports the same family group and they're all very healthy.
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José, le surge la necesidad de adquirir un nuevo préstamo porque necesita dinero para iniciar la siembra de granos básicos; esta inversión le ayudara a comprar los insumos agrícolas, tales como: abono, herbicidas, pesticidas, insecticidas, plaguicidas, entre otros.
El crédito anterior le permitió aumentar sus ingresos, cosechas y de las ganancias logro comprar dos terneros para engordarlos y luego venderlos. Gracias a esta inversión las condiciones económicas han mejorado, mantiene el mismo grupo familiar y están muy bien de salud.

Previous Loan Details

José, 56, lives with his wife and three children who are 15, 8 and 1 year old in their own house. He works growing corn and is able to support his household this way. He learned this occupation from his father and has been doing it for 25 years for his family. His wife helps him with some of... More from Jose Santos'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 El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 584
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,714,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Jose Santos to buy agricultural inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Jose Santos. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More