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Jorge Mario
42-year-old Jorge lives with his wife and his three children in a house that he owns. He has worked in farming for the past 20 years. His main crops are corn and beans. Once he's done harvesting, he stores the produce in the containers and sacks that are shown in the photo. Then he goes out and sells it at places that buy and sell essential grains. The profits he makes from his sales allow him to afford some of the expenses in his household. Jorge requests a loan in order to purchase seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, compost, etc., so that he can continue to sow and provide the daily bread for his family.
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Don Jorge de 42 años de edad vive con su esposa y sus tres hijos en casa propia, el se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 20 años su principal siembra es el maíz y frijol cuando ya tiene lista su cosecha la almacena en los graneros y sacos que muestra la fotografía para luego salir y comercializarlos en los puestos de compra-venta de granos básicos, con las ganancias de sus ventas logra cubrir algunos gastos que se le presentan en su hogar, Don Jorge solicita un crédito para poder comprar semillas, fertilizantes, herbicidas, abonos, etc. seguir su siembra para llevar el pan diario a su hogar.

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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
  • 635
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,127,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Jorge Mario to purchase seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, compost, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 11, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014