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Gustavo Antonio
Gustavo, 63, has been cultivating the soil for 30 years. He works hard to grow corn and beans in order to put food on the table every day. He is known for being a hard-working, honest, responsible man who lives with his family, comprised of his wife and four children. He and his wife work hard to support the family and given them better conditions than what they had. Thanks to his knowledge of agriculture he has been able to maintain his household, since it is his only source of income.

With a fervent desire to get ahead, Gustavo came to the institution to request a loan for the planting season that has just begun. He needs to begin planting as soon as possible. He requires the loan to buy farm supplies such as seeds, fertilizers, insecticides, etc. He has faith in God and in his own work that he will obtain an abundant harvest in order to improve his and his family's quality of life.
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Gustavo de 63 años de edad, desde hace 30 años se dedica a cultivar la tierra. Con mucha dedicación cultiva maíz y frijol, lo cual le permite llevar el pan de cada día a su hogar. Se caracteriza por ser un hombre trabajador, honrado y responsable. Habita junto a su grupo familiar el cual está conformado por su esposa y sus cuatro hijos. Junto a su esposa trabajan muy duro para sacar adelante a su familia y darles mejores condiciones a las que ellos han tenido. Gracias a los conocimientos en la agricultura es como logra llevar el sustento a su hogar, dado que es la única forma que conoce para ganarse la vida honradamente. Con muchos deseos de superación se acerco a esta institución para solicitar un crédito ya que la temporada para la siembra comenzó y es necesario iniciar la siembra lo antes posible. Esta es la razón por la cual solicita el crédito ya que necesita invertir en la compra de los insumos agrícolas necesarios como: semillas, abonos, insecticidas, etc. para la siembra. Confía en Dios y en su trabajo que de esta forma logrará tener una cosecha abundante la cual le permitirá tener una mejor calidad de vida para él y su familia.

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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
  • 747
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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 $1,500 helped Gustavo Antonio to buy seeds, fertilizer, insecticides, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 14, 2013
Nov 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014