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Rudy Ernesto
Rudy is 32 years old and makes a living farming corn and beans. He is a very hardworking, honorable and responsible man, and his farming operation is his only source of income and livelihood. Even though he lives in very challenging conditions, Rudy never tires of working and always does everything he can to provide for his family. His family means a great deal to him, and they are his inspiration to continue working hard every day.

With the support from this loan, Rudy plans to purchase agricultural input items for tending his crops, including: manure, pesticides, seeds, fertilizer, etc. He hopes that this investment will help him to put food on the table by strengthening his farming operation and yielding a plentiful harvest, since his crops are his only source of income.
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Rudy de 32 años de edad se dedica al cultivo de maíz y frijol. De esta forma es como se gana la vida y puede llevar el pan de cada día a su hogar. La actividad del cultivo la realiza año con año, y es la única forma que conoce de como ganarse la vida. Es un hombre muy trabajador, honrado y responsable. A pesar de las condiciones en las que vive, las cuales son muy humildes no se cansa de trabajar y de dar lo mejor a su familia. Es un hombre luchador. Siempre está al pendiente de su familia ya que para él es su principal fuente de inspiración y desea poder mejorar sus condiciones de vida. Ha tomado la decisión de acercarse a esta institución para solicitar este crédito y comprar los principales insumos agrícolas como abonos, venenos para plagas, semillas, fertilizantes, etc. Espera tener resultados favorables ya que no cuenta con otra fuente de ingresos. Confía en Dios que logrará obtener una cosecha abundante la cual le permitirá seguir llevando el pan de cada día a su hogar.

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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
  • 785
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,698,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Rudy Ernesto to purchase manure, pesticides, seeds, fertilizers, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 11, 2013
Listed
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014