His main crops are corn and sorghum. When his harvest is ready, he stores it in the silos which are shown in the photo. Later, he goes out to sell the crops to merchants of staple grains, close to where he lives. With these sales and with the help of his wife, they manage to cover the home expenses.
He has applied for a loan which will allow him to buy manure, pesticide, herbicide, and plant fertilizers. He will be able to continue with his harvests in order to achieve better earnings and a better life for his family.
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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 IntegralApoyo 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.
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