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Juan Humberto
53-year-old Juan lives in his own house with his wife and his four children. He has made a living from artisanal fishing for thirty years. He sells his products in the markets near his home. He manages to settle some of his household expenses with the money from his sales. Juan is requesting a loan for purchasing driftnets so he can continue fishing, obtain better profits, and give his family a better quality of life.
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Juan de 53 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus cuatro hijos, el se dedica a la pesca artesanal desde hace 30 años, comercializa sus productos en los mercados que se encuentran cerca de su lugar de residencia, con lo que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar algunos gasto de su hogar, Juan está solicitando un crédito para la compra de trasmallos para poder seguir con su pesca y así poder obtener mejores ganancias y 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
  • 645
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,150,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Juan Humberto to purchase driftnets for fishing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013