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Juan Antonio
Juan is 57 years old. He lives in his own home with his wife and daughters. He has been engaged in farming for several years and this has given him the experience necessary to care for his crops. His mainly plants corn and sells his product at the markets close to his home. The profits he earns enable him to pay some of his household expenses. Juan is requesting a loan to purchase manure, fertilizer, seeds, herbicides, and other supplies to continue growing as this is his only source of work and enables him to bring home the daily bread.
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Juan de 57 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus hijos, el se dedica a la agricultura desde hace varios años y eso le ha dado la experiencia necesaria para asistir sus cultivos, su principal siembra es el maíz vende su producto en los mercados que están cerca de su lugar de residencia, con las ganancias que obtiene logra solventar algunos gastos que tiene en el hogar, juan esta solicitando un crédito para poder comprar abonos, fertilizantes, semillas, herbicidas, etc. para seguir cosechando ya que esa es su única fuente de trabajo y asi poder llevar el pan diario a su casa.

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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 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
  • 610
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,040,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Juan Antonio to purchase manure, fertilizer, seeds, herbicides, and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 25, 2013