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Santiago Armando
Santiago is 51 years old and lives in his own house with his wife and three children, aged 19, 12, and 8 years old respectively. They are all studying. For 13 years Santiago has made a living in agriculture, growing corn and beans. Santiago sells his products in the area surrounding his home. Santiago is able to cover some household costs with his profits. He is applying for a loan in order to buy fertiliser, herbicides, seeds, anti-plague chemicals, and other items. With this he hopes to give his family a better quality of life.
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Don Santiago de 43 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus tres hijos de 19, 12 y 8 años de edad ellos estudian actualmente, el se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 13 años su principal siembra es el maíz y frijol, comercializa sus productos en los alrededores de la zona donde reside, con lo que obtiene de sus ventas logar solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, don Santiago está solicitando un préstamo para la compra de semillas, fertilizantes, herbicidas, controles de plagas, etc. para darle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 727
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,267,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Santiago Armando to buy fertiliser, herbicides, seeds, anti-plague chemicals, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 18, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014