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Total loan: $800
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Jose Alonso

El Salvador
San Miguel, El Salvador / Agriculture

A loan of $800 helped to pay for the plowing of land and all of the labor he needs to cultivate one and a half hectares of corn.


Jose Alonso's story

Jose is 69 years old and he went to school for first grade. He is married and his wife takes care of the domestic work at home. They have three children, only two of which live in their home and they both work.

Throughout his whole life, Jose has made his living in agriculture. He learned this occupation from his father. Ever since he was very small, his father took him to the fields to plant crops. Right now he is thinking of planting one hectare of corn near his house and another five meters where he lives.

Jose is requesting this loan to plant one and a half hectares of corn. To do this he needs to pay for the plowing of the land and all of the labor that he needs to complete the planting of this crop.

He plans to continue working in the fields as he likes his work a lot. It also helps him to support his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: February 10, 2014

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: February 10, 2014