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Narciso is 65 and lives in his own home with his wife, six children, two grandchildren and two daughters-in-law. He has worked in agriculture for a number of years. His children help him in the cultivation of corn and beans, and he sells his produce at a commodities exchange. With the money he earns and the help of his children he is able to pay the household expenses. Narciso is asking for a loan to buy weed killer, fertilisers, seeds and pesticides which will allow him to carry on growing his crops, his only source of work, and thereby continue to provide for his family.
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Narciso de 65 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposa, seis hijos, dos nietos y dos nueras, el se dedica a la agricultura desde hace varios años, sus hijos le ayudan en la siembra ya que el cultiva maíz y frijol, comercializa sus productos en agencias de compra-venta de granos básicos, con las ganancias que obtiene y la ayuda de sus hijos logran solventar los gasto del hogar, don narciso está solicitando un crédito para la compra de herbicidas, fertilizantes, abonos, semillas, controles de plagas, etc. para seguir con su siembra ya que esa es su única fuente de trabajo y así seguirle dando a su familia lo que necesitan sin limitación alguna.

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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
  • 711
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  • $26,086,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Narciso to buy weed killer, fertilisers, seeds and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014