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Salvador, 62, is a very enterprising man. He has 25 years’ experience working in agriculture. He lives with his wife who does household chores and their three children who help their father plant the seeds and to provide all necessary care to produce an excellent harvest.

Salvador has a parcel of land where he grows various basic grains that he stores in cylindrical stainless steel silos. He subsequently sells the grain to various customers who buy at wholesale. This is a business that has allowed him to have everything necessary for 25 years.

He’s asking for a loan to have the money needed to buy larger amounts of manure, corn and pesticides as well as to pay labor costs to hull the corn.
This will allow him to do better work and obtain higher profits while providing a source of employment for others which is very important to Salvador.
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Salvador de 62 años de edad, es un hombre muy emprendedor, el cual posee 25 años de experiencia en trabajar como agricultor. Él vive junto a su esposa la cual se dedica a los quehaceres del hogar y tres hijos, los cuales le ayudan a su padre a sembrar la semilla, y así mismo a darle todos los cuidados necesarios para una excelente cosecha. Salvador posee una parcela en la cual cultiva diferentes tipos de granos básicos, los cuales coloca en unos graneros de forma cilíndricas hechos de acero inoxidable, estos granos son los que luego comercializa con sus diferentes clientes los cuales le compran por mayor, este es un negocio el cual le ha permitido contar con todo lo necesario durante 25 años. Él solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para comprar mayor cantidad de abono, maíz, pesticidas, y así mismo pagar la mano de obra para desgranas el elote, esto le permite elaborar un mejor trabajo y obtener mayores ganancias, así mismo le permite brindarle fuentes de trabajo a otras personas lo cual es muy importante para Salvador.

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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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 665
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,152,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Salvador to buy farm supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 21, 2012
Jul 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013