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Juan Antonio
Juan is 42 years old and lives in a home of his own with his wife and children. He is a farmer and raises the basic grains such as corn and beans and has been doing this all of his life. This is how he provides his family with their daily bread. He is a hardworking, responsible man, very well known in his zone as having an enormous heart and friendliness toward others.

Given that the planting season is approaching, he has decided to begin preparing. For this reason he has decided to request this loan through INTEGRAL so that he can buy seeds, compost, insecticides, etc. What he really wants is that his harvest be plentiful because this is his only source of income. He has faith that with God’s help and his own hard work, he will achieve his dream of improving his family’s quality of life.
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Juan de 42 años de edad, habita en casa de su propiedad junto con su compañera de vida y sus hijos. Él se dedica a la agricultura, es decir a la siembra de los principales granos básicos como maíz y frijoles. Se ha dedicado a esta actividad toda su vida y es así como se gana el pan de cada día. Él es un hombre trabajador, responsable y muy conocido en la zona por su enorme corazón y amabilidad con las demás personas. Debido a que la temporada para la siembra se aproxima ha tomado la decisión de comenzar a prepararse para la llegada de esa fecha. Es por esa razón que ha decidido solicitar este crédito a INTEGRAL para invertir en la compra de semillas, abonos, insecticidas, etc. Lo que más desea es que su cosecha sea abundante ya que es la única forma que conoce y hace para lograr tener acceso a una fuente de ingresos. Confía en Dios que con su ayuda y su arduo trabajo lograr su sueño de lograr mejorar la calidad de vida de 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
  • 630
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,084,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Juan Antonio to buy supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 6, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013