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Carlos Alfredo
Carlos, 42, lives with his wife, children and parents. Carlos owns a plot of land where he grows corn and sorghum, which he then sells in different places that distribute basic grain.

He hopes to increase his harvest, which is why he is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL, with which he would be able to buy pesticide, fertilizer, plows and corn and sorghum seeds.

The biggest wish Carlos has is to greatly improve his business, increase the quantity of clients, sell in more places and in this way improve his earnings. Carlos wishes to always give the best to his family and that is why he places his hope in the loan to be granted, desiring to improve his finances.
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Carlos de 42 años de edad, vive junto a su esposa, sus hijos y sus padres. Carlos posee una parcela en la que se dedica al cultivo de maíz y maicillo, lo cual posteriormente comercializa en diferentes lugares de distribución de granos básicos. Él desea aumentar su cosecha por lo que solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, por medio del cual pueda comprar pesticidas, abono, arados y semillas de maíz y maicillo. El mayor deseo de Carlos es mejorar grandemente su negocio, aumentar la cantidad de clientes, vender en más lugares y de esta manera mejorar sus ganancias. Carlos desea darle lo mejor siempre a su familia es por esto que deposita sus esperanzas en el préstamo otorgado deseando mejorar su economía.

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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
  • 703
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,234,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Carlos Alfredo to buy pesticide and fertilizer for crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 29, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014