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Carlos Alberto
For several years Carlos has earned his living raising cattle and growing maize. He sells the products in nearby areas, and with the income he pays for his household expenses. He lives with his wife and two children in his own house.

Carlos is seeking a loan to buy special cattle feed and vitamins so he can continue working and be able to provide his family with a better standard of living.
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Carlos se dedica desde hace varios años al ganado repasto y al cultivo de maíz, comercializa sus productos en los alrededores de la zona, con lo que obtiene de sus ventas logar solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, vive en casa propia junto a su esposo y sus dos Hijos, Carlos está solicitando un crédito para poder comprar concentrado y vitaminas para el ganado y poder seguir con su trabajo, para darle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 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 $850 helped Carlos Alberto buy cattle feed and vitamins.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 16, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2014