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Carlos Alberto
Carlos is 25 years old. He says he is very responsible, honest and hardworking. He lives with his family and works as a farmer. His principle crop is corn.

Carlos is requesting this loan to buy seeds, manure, fertilizer, pesticide and other agricultural supplies. He hopes to receive this help because he has no other source of credit and he wants to continue to bring home bread to his family each day without interruption.
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Carlos de 25 años de edad, es un hombre muy responsable, honesto y trabajador. Actualmente vive con su familia, se dedica a ser agricultor su principal siembra es el maíz. Carlos solicita un crédito el cual le permita comprar: semillas, abonos, fertilizantes, pesticidas entre otros. Desea contar con la ayuda solicitada puesto que no tiene otros ingresos monetarios, y así el seguirá llevando el pan de cada día a su hogar sin limitación alguna.

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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
  • 860
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,312,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Carlos Alberto to buy seeds, manure, fertilizer, pesticide and other agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014