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Roberto Carlos
Roberto, 38, has worked growing corn for many years. When he harvests it it’s ready to be stored in sacks like the ones shown in the photo to then go out to sell it to agencies near his place of residence that buy and sell grains. With profits earned from his sales he’s able to cover household expenses. He lives in his own house with his wife and two children who are 11 and 7 years of age and attending school at present.

Roberto is asking for a loan to buy manure, fertilizer, herbicide, seeds, etc. to be able to give his family better economic stability.
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Don Roberto de 38 años de edad se dedica al cultivo de maíz desde hace varios años, cuando su cosecha ya esta lista la almacena en los sacos que muestra la fotografía para luego salir a comercializarla a las 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 de 11 y 7 años de edad quienes estudian actualmente, don Roberto esta solicitando un crédito para poder comprar abonos, fertilizantes, herbicidas, semillas, etc. y poderle dar 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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 445
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,660,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Roberto Carlos to buy agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 22, 2013
Listed
Jun 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014