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Gonzalo is 56 years old and dedicated to his work and to providing for all of his household’s needs. He lives with his wife and has much experience that he got from his father. He farms and raises corn and beans on his own land, where he lives with his wife.

Gonzalo is asking for a loan through INTEGRAL that he will use to buy bean and corn seed so he can increase his income. He will also buy pesticides, shovels, and spades to work better so he can better his crops and also improve his earnings.
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Gonzalo de 56 años de edad, es una persona muy dedicada a su trabajo y a suplir todas las necesidades de su hogar, él vive junto a su esposa quien le brinda la ayuda necesaria en el negocio. Gonzalo es un hombre con mucha experiencia ya que la adquirió de su padre, él trabaja como agricultor sembrando maíz y frijoles en su propio terreno, mismo lugar en el que vive junto a su familia. Gonzalo solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, por medio del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad de semillas de frijoles y maíz y así aumentar el porcentaje de ganancias, también para realizar un mejor trabajo Gonzalo invertirá en la compra de pesticidas, palas y piochas para elaborar un mejor trabajo, en donde pueda realizar mayor cantidad de siembra y así mismo mejorar sus ganancias.

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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
  • 608
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,030,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Gonzalo to buy seeds and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013