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Francisco Antonio
Francisco Antonio is 36 years old and lives with his wife and six children. They are a very united and hardworking family who make a great deal of effort to get ahead. Francisco has dedicated a large part of his life to growing corn and beans, which is a one of the most common economic activities in the rural areas of the country. With his family, he works a parcel of land that he rents so that he can grow his crops.

He is seeking a loan so that he will be able to buy a greater quantity of corn and beans and thus obtain a larger harvest of these crops. With increased sales, he hopes to be able to provide a better life for his family.
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Francisco Antonio de 36 años de edad, vive junto a su esposa y seis hijos, formando una familia muy unida y trabajadora quienes se esfuerzan por salir adelante. Francisco ha dedicado gran parte de su vida al cultivo de frijoles y maíz, la cual es una de las actividades más usuales en la zona rural del país. Francisco junto a toda su familia se dedican a realizar este trabajo en una parcela que él alquila para realizar este trabajo. Francisco solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para invertir en la compra de mayor cantidad de maíz y frijoles para poder hacer crecer la siembra de su parcela y poder cosechar más granos básicos. Con el aumento de las ventas Francisco tiene la esperanza que podrá contar con una vida mejor junto a su familia.

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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
  • 711
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,098,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Francisco Antonio to buy seed corn and beans for planting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013