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Manuel Isabel
Manuel is someone who knows how to make the most of the blessings and opportunities life has offered him. Ever since he was born, he has resided in the same place, a rather large plot of land that has belonged to his family for generations and is very fertile for farming and raising animals.

Manuel works growing corn and beans and also raises pigs, which he later sells to different meat distributors. He lives with his children and his mother, who is very elderly, and he wants to give her all the best. That is why he is requesting a loan from Intergal, so that he can purchase pigs to raise, fatten, and eventually sell, beacuse demand increases toward the end of the year and he wants to have everything he needs in order to make the most of the season.
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Manuel, es una persona que ha sabido aprovechar las bendiciones y oportunidades que la vida le ha brindando, ya que desde que nació reside en el mismo lugar, siendo un terreno bastante grande el cual su familia ha ido heredando por generaciones y que es muy fértil para sembrar y criar animales. Manuel se dedica a la agricultura de maíz y frijoles y así mismo trabaja criando cerdos, los cuales posteriormente comercializa con diferentes personas distribuidoras de carne. Él vive junto a sus hijos y su madre de muy avanzada edad a quien desea darle todo lo mejor, razón por la que solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL con el cual pueda comprar cerdos de engorde para criar y posteriormente vender, ya que en estos últimos días del años la demanda crece y él quiere contar con todo lo necesario para aprovechar la temporada.

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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
  • 563
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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 $750 helped Manuel Isabel to purchase pigs to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 1, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013