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Santos Dionisio
Santos Dionisio is 46 years old and lives with his family in his own home. He has been a farmer all his life, and his main crops are corn and beans. This allows him to provide his family with the sustenance that they need. After harvesting he sells a certain portion of his crops so that he can meet the rest of the needs of his family.

He is well known in his area as an honest, hardworking and responsible person. As the household expenses are growing every day, he has decided to seek a loan from INTEGRAL. With the help of this institution he will be able to buy the supplies he needs, such as seeds, fertilizer and fungicide. This will allow him to continue harvesting his crops, which will in turn allow him to provide for his family day to day.

With the help of God and of INTEGRAL, he hopes that in the next harvest he will achieve good results and obtain a better harvest than the last one. This will help him to reach his dream of improving the economic condition of his beloved family.
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Santos Dionisio de 46 años de edad, habita en casa de su propiedad junto con su familia. Él se ha dedicado a la agricultura durante toda su vida y sus principales cultivos son el maíz y frijol. De esta forma brinda lo necesario a su familia. Después de recoger la cosecha pone a la venta cierta parte de los granos básicos para poder suplir el resto de necesidades del hogar. Es muy conocido en la zona como una persona honrada, honesta, trabajadora y responsable. Cada día siente que las necesidades de su hogar son mayores por lo que ha decidido solicitar este préstamo a INTEGRAL ya que con la ayuda de esta institución podrá comprar los insumos necesarios semillas, abonos, venenos para plagas, etc. para seguir cultivando los granos básicos que le permitan llevar el pan de cada día de su hogar. Con la ayuda de Dios y de INTEGRAL espera que en esta nueva cosecha obtendrá resultados positivos y será mas abundante que la anterior, esto ayudara a alcanzar su sueño de brindar a su querida familia mejores condiciones económicas.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of Apoyo Integral's program to help subsistence farmers located in high-risk regions of El Salvador, including coastal strips, river banks, and volcano fault lines. The program, which offers reduced interest rates, targets farmers who don't qualify for formal funding due to their low-income and geographical risk. By funding this loan, you are helping Apoyo and a local non-governmental organization extend risk-tolerant credit to even more farmers.

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
  • 770
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,577,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Santos Dionisio to buy seeds, fertilizer, fungicide, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 13, 2012
Aug 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013