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Jorge  Alberto
Jorge, age 58, lives with his wife and three children in his own home. He has cultivated corn for several years, and when the harvest is over he sells hammocks in the area. This is how he makes a living and provides his family with their daily bread. He cultivates year in, year out, and this is the only way he knows to make a living. He is a very hard-working, honest, and responsible man. Despite the humble conditions in which he lives, he never gets tired of working to give his family the best. He has decided to request a loan to buy basic agricultural supplies: manure, pesticides, seeds, fertilizer, etc. He hopes to have good results because he does not have another source of income. He trusts God that he will obtain an abundant harvest which will allow him to provide his family's daily bread.
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Don Jorge de 58 años de edad vive con su esposa y sus tres hijos en casa propia, se dedica al cultivo de maiz desde hace varios años cuando ya ha pasado la cosecha se dedica a vender hamacas por las diferentes colonias donde el reside. 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 cómo 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. Ha tomado la decisión de solicitar un crédito para comprar los principales insumos agrícolas: 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
  • 851
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Jorge Alberto to buy fertilizer, pesticides, seeds, manure, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014