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Juan Obdulio
Juan is 39 years old, very friendly and hardworking, and he lives with his wife and 15 year old son. He works very hard on his own piece of land and he is currently cultivating corn. With the earnings that he obtains from this work he has been able to support his family. Juan is asking for a loan in order to have the money necessary to invest in the purchase of agricultural supplies such as pesticides and fertilizer (he can be seen with his fertilizing tools in the photo). This will allow him to have better harvests, and by increasing his sales will improve his earnings and his ability to provide his family with a better life.
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juan de 39 años de edad, es muy amable y trabajador, vive con su esposa y su hijo de 15 años. El trabaja muy duro en su propia parcela en la que actualmente ha sembrado maíz y maicillo, con las ganancias que obtiene logra sacar adelante a su familia, juan solicita un préstamo para contar con el dinero necesario e invertir en la compra de insumos agrícolas como controles de plaga y fertilizantes como muestra la fotgrafia para tener mejores cultivos entre otras cosas necesarias para las cosechas, ya que ansía aumentar sus ventas para poder resivir mayores ganancias y darle a su familia una vida mejor.

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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
  • 655
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,126,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Juan Obdulio to buy agricultural supplies such as fertilizer and seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 27, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014