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Elmer Balmore
Elmer Balmore lives with his life's companion and their children in the house they own. He grows corn and beans. He has been farming for several years and has the necessary experience to get his business ahead. He has a lot of customers in the area because his crops are abundant and of the best quality. He also has accessible prices and excellent service. Elmer is a dreamer and very hardworking but above all he is humble. The courage to keep going forward and reach success is his biggest secret. This courage is what helped him to ask INTEGRAL for a loan to allow him to buy corn and bean seeds of the best quality, as well as fertilizer and pesticides. The planting time is starting with the winter season. Elmer Balmore has the capacity to give his family a better quality of life in this way.
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Elmer Balmore vive junto a su compañera de vida y sus hijos en casa propia, él se dedica al cultivo de maíz y frijol, ya tiene varios años de trabajar en la agricultura por lo que tiene la experiencia necesaria para sacar adelante el negocio, tiene mucha clientela en la zona pues sus cosechas son las más abundantes y de primera calidad además los precios son accesibles, el servicio es realmente excelente; Elmer es un hombre de sueños, muy trabajador pero sobre todo humilde, el valor para seguir en el camino y llegar al éxito es su más grande secreto, ese valor es el que le ayudo a solicitarle a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar semilla de maíz y frijol de la mejor calidad, además de abono y pesticidas, dado que esta por entrar la época de sembrar al ingreso del invierno. Elmer Balmore tiene la capacidad para darle de esta forma a su familia, una vida con mejores oportunidades.

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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.

About El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 577
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,026,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Elmer Balmore to buy corn and bean seeds, fertilizer and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 10, 2012
May 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013