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Santos Bautista
Santos is 61 years old and lives in a home of his own along with his wife and children. He is a farmer and raises the basic grains; corn and “maicillo.” He has been doing this all of his life and this is how he earns an honest living.

He is a hardworking and responsible man, well known in the zone for his enormous heart and love of others. Given that the planting season is approaching, he decided to begin preparing for it, so he decided to request a loan thorough INTEGRAL so he can buy seeds, compost, insecticide, fertilizer, etc. What he wants the most is for his harvest to be abundant, since this is the only source of income he knows. He comes with good credit references and has faith in God that with your help and his own arduous work, he will be able to provide a better quality of life for his family.
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Santos de 61 años de edad, habita en casa de su propiedad junto con su esposa y sus hijos. Él se dedica a la agricultura, es decir a la siembra de los principales granos básicos como maíz y Maicillo. Se ha dedicado a esta actividad toda su vida y es así como se gana el pan de cada día honradamente. 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 un crédito a INTEGRAL para invertir en la compara de semillas, abonos, insecticidas, fertilizantes 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. Además cuenta con buenas referencias de pagos. 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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 433
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,832,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Santos Bautista to buy farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 14, 2012
Listed
Dec 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 19, 2013