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Olven Alberto
Olven is 30 years old and has been a farmer for 10 years growing corn and sorghum. In this way he earns a living and can provide every day for his home. He grows crops every year and it is the only way he knows to make a living. He is very hard-working, honorable, and responsible man. In spite of the conditions in which he lives, which are very humble, he doesn't tire of working and providing the best for his family. He is a determined man and lives in his own home with his wife and mother. He has made the decision to seek a loan to be able to buy agricultural products such as fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, etc. He hopes to have favorable results as he doesn't have other sources of income. He trusts in God that he will be able to have an abundant harvest which will permit him to continue providing for his family.
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Olven de 30años de edad desde hace 10 años se dedica a la agricultura su principal siembra es el maíz y el sorgo, 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, vive en casa propia con su esposa y su madre. Ha tomado la decisión de acercarse a esta institución para solicitar este crédito y poder comprar los principales insumos agrícolas como abonos, venenos para plagas, semillas, 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
  • 743
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,059,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Olven Alberto to buy fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 25, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014