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Don Carlos, 65 years old, has worked in agriculture for 25 years. His main crops are corn and beans. He also works cutting coffee. With the earnings that he obtains from his sales he manages to cover some of the household expenses. Carlos lives in his own house with his family.

He is requesting a loan to purchase the necessary supplies for his harvest such as: manure, fertilizer, seeds, herbicides, etc., in order to obtain better harvests and to be able to give his family better financial stability.
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Don Carlos de 65 años de edad se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 25 años su principal siembra es el maíz y el frijol también se dedica a la corta de café, con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, Don Carlos vive en casa propia con su familia, el esta solicitando un crédito para la compra de los insumos necesarios para su cosecha como: abonos, fertilizantes, semillas, herbicidas, etc. para obtener mejores cosechas y poder 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
  • 700
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,173,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Carlos to purchase manure, fertilizer, seeds, herbicides, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014