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Carlos Ivan
Carlos, 31 years old, works in agriculture, specifically growing yuca. He has been doing this for the past two years, and sells his goods in different markets located near his home. Additionally, he works as a carpenter. Through these activities, he is able to support his home expenses. He lives in his family's home with his wife, who helps him sell his goods, and their two children who are 1 and 7 years old.

Carlos is asking for this loan in order to buy fertilizer, insecticide, and herbicide to protect his crops, and give his family a better quality of life.
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Carlos de 31 años de edad se dedica a la agricultura especialmente a la siembra de yuca desde hace 2 años, adicional a eso trabaja de albañil, comercializa sus productos en los diferentes mercados que se encuentran cerca de su lugar de residencia, con lo que obtiene de sus ganancias logra solventar los gastos que se le presentan en su hogar, vive en casa de un familiar con su esposa quien le ayuda en la comercialización de los productos y sus dos hijos de 7 y 1 año de edad, Carlos está solicitando un crédito para poder comprar los insumos necesarios como: abonos, controles de plagas, fertilizantes, herbicidas, etc. y asi seguir con sus cultivos 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
  • 760
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,201,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Carlos Ivan to buy fertilizer, insecticide and herbicide.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 30, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014