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Luis Andres
Luis, 65, has been a farmer for many years. He works hard to grow corn so he can put food on his table every day. He's known for being a hardworking, honorable, and responsible man. He lives with his wife and his mother. He and his wife work hard to get the family ahead.

Luis approached the institution to ask for a loan so he could improve himself. The planting season has begun and he needs to start planting as soon as possible, so he's requesting the loan to buy seeds, soil amendments, insecticides, and the agricultural inputs he needs.

He has faith in God and in his job that this way he'll manage to have an abundant harvest, which will allow him to have a better quality of life for himself and his family.
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Luis de 65 años de edad desde hace muchos años se dedica a cultivar la tierra. Con mucha dedicación cultiva maíz, 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 esposa y su madre. Junto a su esposa trabajan muy duro para sacar adelante a su familia. Con muchos deseos de superación se acerco a esta institución para solicitar 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
  • 734
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,313,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Luis Andres to buy seeds, soil amendments, insecticide, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 28, 2014
Listed
Apr 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 17, 2015