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Roberto is 60 years old and works alongside his siblings making bread. They sell their bread from home and also by traveling around different communities in their area. Roberto is a single man who works hard so that he and his siblings can enjoy a stable life. He also works as a farmer, growing beans and corn. This work enables him to make extra profits. His biggest goal is to double the quantity of basic grains that he harvests. Roberto is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL to buy plows, pesticides and more bean and corn seeds to sow. In order to guarantee the quality of his seeds, he will also buy fertilizer. The loan will enable him to increase his sales.
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Roberto de 60 años de edad, trabaja junto a sus hermanos elaborando pan, el cual posteriormente comercializan en su casa de habitación y de forma ambulante por diferentes colonias de la zona. Roberto es una persona soltera, quien trabaja mucho para poder contar con una vida estable junto a sus hermanos. Así mismo él trabaja como agricultor, sembrando frijoles y maíz, una actividad que le permite contar con ganancias extras. Como su mayor aspiración es duplicar la cantidad de granos básicos que cosecha, Roberto solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, a través del cual pueda comprar: arados, pesticidas, mayor cantidad de semillas de frijol y maíz para sembrar y así mismo para garantizar la calidad de sus semillas abono para fortalecer la siembra, con lo que Roberto podrá aumentar sus ventas gracias a dicho préstamo.

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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
  • 701
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,661,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Roberto to buy corn and bean seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2012
Jul 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013