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Candelario, 61, lives with his wife and children. He makes a living cultivating corn and beans. He has worked in agriculture for more than 27 years, so he has plenty of experience in this field. He is very well-known in his area and he has a good clientele because he obtains the best harvests. Therefore, he sells a top quality product at accessible prices, and his service is unbeatable.

Candelario is characterized by his great kindness. He is an enterprising man who is eager to succeed. He would like to increase his production, but he needs support, so he has applied for a loan from INTEGRAL. This will allow him to buy seeds, manure, and fertilizer and to improve his land, which is shown in the photo, so that he can continue with his harvests. He believes that he will be able to pay back his debt, and at the same time he will be able to give his family a full life.
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candelario de 61 años de edad vive junto a su esposa y sus hijos, él se dedica al cultivo de maíz y frijol tiene mas de 27 años de dedicarse a la agricultura por lo que se ha hecho de mucha experiencia en el rubro, es muy conocido en la zona y ya tiene buena clientela pues obtiene las mejores cosechas, por lo tanto comercia producto de primera calidad y a precios muy accesibles, además el servicio es inigualable, Candelario se caracteriza por su gran amabilidad, es un hombre emprendedor con muchas ganas de salir adelante, quiere aumentar la producción, pero necesita de un apoyo de capital por eso le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar semilla, abonos, fertilizante y mejorar su terreno que muestra la fotografia para seguir con sus cosechas. confía que podrá responder a la deuda y al mismo tiempo podrá darle a su familia una vida plena

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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
  • 736
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,054,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Candelario to buy manure, seeds, fertilizer, and herbicide, and to improve his land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 30, 2013
May 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014