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German is 33 years old, and he lives in his own house with his wife and two children. He has worked in agriculture for several years, cultivating corn and beans. He sells his produce in the areas that are near his place of residence, and he has many customers because his produce is very high quality, and it is well-priced.

German is requesting a loan for the purchase of agricultural supplies such as fertilizer, compost, pest control products, seeds, herbicide, etc. He will also use it to improve the land that is shown in the photograph, in order to carry out his cultivation. In this way, he will achieve better earnings and give his family a better quality of life.
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German de 33 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus dos hijos, desde hace varios años se dedica a la agricultura siembra maiz y frijol, comercializa sus productos en los alrededores de la zona donde el reside y posee mucha clientela porque su producto es de muy buena calidad ay a buen precio, German esta solicitando un crédito para la compra de insumos agrícolas como fertilizantes, abonos, controles de plagas, semillas, herbicidas, etc. y mejorar el terreno que es el que muestra la fotografia para realizar sus siembras, y asi 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
  • 607
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,030,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped German to purchase fertilizer, compost, pest control products, seeds, herbicide, etc., and improve the land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 25, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015