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Erasmo Antonio
Erasmo is 44 years old and for many years has made a living working the land. He grows corn and sorghum with a lot of dedication and this work allows him to take home an income every day. Erasmo is hard-working, honest and responsible. He lives with his family - his wife and four children, aged 19, 17, ten and six years. Erasmo works very hard alongside his wife in order for the family to prosper and to improve their living conditions. Thanks to his knowledge of agriculture, his main source of income, Eramso is able to support the household. This is the only way he knows to earn an honest living. With a great desire to overcome problems, Erasmo has decdied to applying for a loan in order to buy necessary supplies such as seeds, manure and insecticides for the sowing season. Erasmo trusts in God and in his work that, with the help of this loan, he will have an abundant harvest that will allow him and his family to have a better quality of life.
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Don Erasmo de 44 años de edad, desde hace muchos años se dedica a cultivar la tierra. Con mucha dedicación cultiva maíz y sorgo, lo cual le permite llevar el pan de cada día a su hogar. Se caracteriza por ser un hombre trabajador, honrado y responsable. Habita junto a su grupo familiar el cual está conformado por su esposa y sus cuatro hijos de 19, 17, 10 y 6 años de edad. Junto a su esposa trabajan muy duro para sacar adelante a su familia y darles mejores condiciones a las que ellos han tenido. Gracias a los conocimientos en la agricultura es como logra llevar el sustento a su hogar, que es su principal fuente de ingresos, dado que es la única forma que conoce para ganarse la vida honradamente. Con muchos deseos de superación decidió solicitar un crédito ya que necesita invertir en la compra de los insumos agrícolas necesarios como: semillas, abonos, insecticidas, etc. para la siembra. Confía en Dios y en su trabajo que de esta forma logrará tener una cosecha abundante la cual le permitirá tener a una mejor calidad de vida para él y su familia

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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
  • 743
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,180,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Erasmo Antonio to buy seeds, manure, insecticides and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2013
May 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2014