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Juan Gabriel
Don Juan, age 33, has been growing corn and beans for 10 years. He sells his products to the dry goods wholesalers that are near his place of residence. The profits he generates from his sales are used to cover his household expenses. He lives in his own home with his wife and two children.

Don Juan is requesting a loan so that he can buy seeds, fertilizers, compost, herbicides, and other supplies. As a result, he will be able to provide better financial stability for his family.

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Son Juan de 33 años de edad se dedica al cultivo de maíz y frijol desde hace 10 años vende sus productos en agencias de granos básicos que están cerca de su lugar de residencia con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar los gastos de su hogar, vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus dos hijos, don Juan esta solicitando un crédito para poder comprar semillas, fertilizantes, abonos, herbicidas, etc. y darle a su familia una mejor estabilidad económica.

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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
  • 726
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,313,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,500 helped Juan Gabriel to buy seeds, fertilizers, compost, herbicides, and other supplies.
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 16, 2013
May 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 29, 2013