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Josué Antonio
Josué Antonio is a young man who very much wants to get ahead in life. At the age of 23 he’s working with his father while also attending university. Wanting to get ahead, Josué is growing corn for subsequent sale. He does this work with his father who taught him how to plant when he was a little boy.

Josué is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL to be able to buy larger amounts of corn thus improving corn production. He hopes this way to increase the profits he earns with his father to cover family expenses like food purchases while also being able to pay for his university studies which is one of the greatest hopes Josué has thus resulting in a better future for him and his father.
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Josué Antonio es un joven con muchos deseos de salir adelante en la vida, a sus 23 años de edad trabaja junto a su padre, así mismo se dedica a estudiar en la universidad. Con el deseo de salir adelante Josué realiza la actividad de sembrar maíz para posteriormente comercializar, este trabajo lo realiza con su padre, quien le enseño desde muy pequeño el arte de la siembra. Josué solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, para poder comprar mayor cantidad de maíz y de esta forma aumentar la cantidad de producción de maíz, con esto él desea aumentar las ganancias que percibe junto a su padre, ya que esto sería para solventar los gastos familiares como la compra de alimentos, y así mismo para costear sus estudios universitarios, lo cual es una de las ilusiones más grandes que Josué sostiene y así de esta manera tener un mejor futuro para el y su padre.

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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
  • 376
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,248,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Josué Antonio to buy basic grains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 7, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012