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Salvador is a man who is very responsible with his home obligations. He has always been characterized as someone who offers the best to his children. Presently, he lives with his wife and their five children. He is hardworking and makes a living as a farmer, growing bulk grains, corn, beans, and sorghum. After he harvests his crops he stores them in the silos (pictured) until they are purchased.

Salvador hopes to increase his sales; for this reason, he is requesting a loan that will allow him to buy: seeds, manure, fertilizer, pesticide, and other items. He hopes to receive this help since he does not have other means of monetary income. With this, he will be able to continue providing food for his family without any limitations.
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Don Salvador es un hombre muy responsable con sus obligaciones de hogar, ya que siempre se ha caracterizado por brindarles lo mejor a sus hijos. Actualmente vive junto a su esposa y sus 5 hijos es muy trabajador, se dedica a ser agricultora siembra los principales granos básicos, maíz, frijol y maicillo cuando ya esta su cosecha la almacena en los graneros que muestra en la fotografia para luego salir a comercilaizarlos. Don Salvador desea incrementar sus ventas y por eso 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
  • 700
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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 $200 helped Salvador to buy agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 8, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014