Juan is very hardworking; he always has carried out his work cheerfully and with enthusiasm. He earns his living by being a farmer. Every year, he plants staple crops like corn and beans. He also grows sugar cane, with which they make "atado de dulce" [a hardened, unprocessed cane-sugar candy] to sell, which generates extra earnings for them on top of what they earn from the staple crops.
Juan wants to increase his sales, so he visited the offices of INTEGRAL to request a loan that will allow him to buy seeds, soil amendments, fertilizers, pesticides, and other supplies. He hopes he can count on the help he has asked for since he has no other monetary income; this way he will continue providing for his household without limitations.
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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 IntegralApoyo 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.
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