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Ernesto  Nelson
Ernesto, who is 51 years old, lives in his own home with his family, which comprises his wife and thier five children, who are eighteen, fifteen, twelve, ten, and seven, and are currently in school. He has a lot of farming experience, since he has worked in this business for 25 years. He is a hard worker and a responsible family man. He works growing corn and beans, and his sales allow him to cover his family's expenses.

Ernesto is requesting a loan so that he can purchase farming supplies: fertilizer, seed, weed-killers, and other items he needs for his crops. This will allow him to continue giving his family a better life without any limitations.
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Don Ernesto de 51 años de edad vive en casa propia con su grupo familiar que lo conforman su esposa y sus 5 hijos de 18, 15, 12, 10 y 7 años ellos estudian actualmente, tiene gran experiencia en el trabajo agrícola ya que tiene 25 años de realizar dicha actividad es una persona responsable con su familia y laboriosa, el se dedica al cultivo de maiz y frijol con las ventas que realiza logra cubrir sus compromisos familiares. Don Ernesto esta solicitando un credito que le permita poder comprar insumos agricolas como: abonos, fertilizantes, semillas, herbisidas, entre otras cosas que necesita para su siembra y asi seguirle dando a su familia una mejor vida sin limitacion 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
  • 724
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,296,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Ernesto Nelson to purchase farming supplies like fertilizer, seed, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014