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Edwin Saul
Edwin, 37, is a kind, hardworking man living with his three children and his wife. He works hard on his own land, which currently grows corn and he hopes to plant beans as well. They are very good quality products and his parcel is located in an easily accessed zone which is very good for him because it’s an advantage that his customers can reach him.

Edwin is asking Integral for a loan to invest in farming inputs such as insecticides and fertilizer, as well as seeds to start planting beans, in order to take advantage of the few remaining winter months in his country. Edwin hopes to increase sales in order to earn higher profits.
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Edwin de 37 años de edad, es muy amable y trabajador, vive junto a tres hijos y su esposa. El trabaja muy duro en su propia parcela en la que actualmente ha sembrado maíz, y espera poder incluirle frijol; sus productos son de muy buena calidad y la parcela está ubicada en una zona de fácil acceso lo que es muy bueno para él porque le beneficia que sus clientes puedan llegar inmediatamente hasta el lugar.

Edwin solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL para contar con el dinero necesario e invertir en la compra de insumos agrícolas como controles de plaga y fertilizantes, además de semillas de frijol para iniciar la siembra cuanto antes y no perder el poco invierno que aún queda en el país. Edwin ansía aumentar sus ventas para poder percibir mayores ganancias.

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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
  • 460
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,312,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Edwin Saul to invest in farming inputs such as insecticides and fertilizer, as well as seeds to start planting beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 27, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013