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Juan Antonio
Juan Antonio is 30 years of age and resides with his wife and two small children. He is a very hardworking man who has always dreamed of providing a better future for his family. He is well known among his neighbors for being devoted to his work since he is the only one generating income for his household and taking on the responsibility of providing for its daily sustenance. Some time ago he began earning a living as a fisherman using traditional methods. Every morning he wakes up enthusiastically and goes out on a boat to harvest the fruit of a lake near to his place of residence.

He finds he needs to request a loan from Apoyo Integral for purchasing materials to repair his boat since it is worn with use and he would like to make improvements. He wishes to buy paint, sandpaper and wood. He appreciates the good-hearted people who will be helping him soon and expects to pay off the debt as soon as possible.
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Juan Antonio de 30 años de edad reside junto a su esposa y sus dos pequeños hijos, es un hombre muy trabajador que siempre su mayor sueño ha sido entregarle un mejor futuro a su familia, es muy conocido por sus vecinos por ser entregado al trabajo ya que es el único que genera ingresos económicos en su hogar, y es el que se encarga de llevar el pan de cada día. Desde hace tiempo se dedica a la pesca artesanal, todas las mañanas despierta con entusiasmo y sale con lancha a extraer el fruto de una laguna cercana a su lugar de residencia. Se ha visto en la necesidad de solicitar a INTEGRAL un crédito para la compra de materiales para reparar su lancha ya que por el uso se ha desgastado y quisiera mejorarla, desea comprar: pinturas, lijas y madera. Agradece a las personas de buen corazón que pronto le ayudaran y espera saldar la deuda lo antes posible.

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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
  • 560
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Juan Antonio to purchase paint, sandpaper and wood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013