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Update on Candelario

Candelario is very responsible with his household obligations since he has always done the best for his children. Currently he lives together with his wife and their three children. He is very hardworking and has always done his work with happiness and enthusiasm. He has worked as a farmer for many years planting the principle basic grains in the area such as corn and beans.

Candelario wants to increase his sales, so he visited the Integral offices to request a loan which will allow him to purchase seeds, manure, fertilizer, pesticides, and other items. He is counting on the requested help since he has no other monetary income and this will ensure that he can provide his household with their daily bread without any limitations.
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Don candelario es un hombre muy responsable con sus obligaciones de hogar, ya que siempre se ha caracterizado por brindarles lo mejor a sus hijos. Actualmente vive junto a su esposa y sus 3 hijos es muy trabajador, siempre lo ha realizado con alegría y entusiasmo, se dedica a ser agricultora siembra todos los años los principales granos básicos de la zona como lo son, maíz y frijol. Don candelario desea incrementar sus ventas y por eso visitó las oficinas de INTEGRAL para solicitar un crédito el cual le permita comprar: semillas, abonos, fertilizantes, pesticidas entre otros. Desea contar con la ayuda solicitada puesto que no tiene otros ingresos monetarios, y así el seguirá llevando el pan de cada día a su hogar sin limitación alguna.

Previous Loan Details

Candelario, 61, lives with his wife and children. He makes a living cultivating corn and beans. He has worked in agriculture for more than 27 years, so he has plenty of experience in this field. He is very well-known in his area and he has a good clientele because he obtains the best harvests. Th... More from Candelario's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 610
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,015,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Candelario to purchase seeds, manure, fertilizer, and pesticide.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 27, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014