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Felix Antonio
Félix, 52, lives in the house he owns with his life companion and their children. He’s worked in agriculture for many years growing main grains like sorghum and corn. He repeats this activity every year since it’s the only way he knows to earn a living. He’s a very hardworking, responsible and enterprising man. It’s worth mentioning that he lives under very humble conditions with his family but this situation does not discourage him but rather gives him the strength to continue striving toward a different quality of life. He works very hard to earn his home’s daily bread since he has no other source of income besides agriculture. Because of this, he’s decided to request an INTEGRAL loan to buy manure, fertilizer, pesticide and seeds. With much trust in God and in his work, he hopes to obtain an abundant harvest to sell part of and to consume the other. He hopes to reach his dream of providing better quality of life for his family.
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Felix de 52 años de edad y habita en casa de su propiedad junto con su compañera de vida y sus hijos. Él se dedica a la agricultura desde hace muchos años.Felix cultiva los principales granos básicos como: Maicillo y maíz. Cada año repite esta actividad ya que es la única forma que conoce para ganarse la vida. Es una persona muy trabajadora, responsable y emprendedora. Vale la pena mencionar que vive en condiciones muy humildes junto con su familia, pero esta situación no lo desanima si no que le da fuerzas para continuar luchando por una calidad de vida diferente. Trabaja muy duro para llevar el pan de cada día a su hogar ya que no cuenta con otra fuente de ingresos diferente a la agricultura. Es por esta razón que ha tomado la decisión de solicitar es préstamo a INTEGRAL para invertir en la compra del abono, fertilizantes, pesticidas y semillas. Con mucha confianza en Dios y en su trabajo espera tener una cosecha abundante de la cual pueda vender una parte y dejar otra parte para el consumo. Espera cumplir su sueño de dar a su familia una mejor calidad de vida

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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
  • 698
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,167,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Felix Antonio to buy manure, fertilizer, pesticide and seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014