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Bartolome is 72 years old and lives with his wife in a home of his own. He is a farmer and raises corn. His two years working in this field have given him much experience which has allowed him to obtain better harvests. The farmland is located in a very agricultural zone near his home and he sells in the surrounding area. He has many customers who prefer to buy from him because of the good prices and excellent service.

Bartolome is a friendly, honest man dedicated to his work. He works every day to make a better future and knows that he will do it through hard work and dedication. He had some losses during the last season and he wants to recover, so he has asked for a loan through INTEGRAL so he can buy corn seed, insecticide, herbicide, tools, etc. Bartolome has good payment reference and he is certain that he can get out of debt and provide a better quality of life for his family.
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Bartolome de setenta y dos años de edad vive junto a su compañera de vida en casa propia , él se dedica a la agricultura específicamente al cultivo de maíz, los años de trabajo en el rubro le han regalado experiencia valiosa que le permite obtener las mejores cosechas, el terreno de cultivo esta ubicado en una zona de alta incidencia agrícola, cercano a su vivienda, comercia en todos los alrededores y se ha hecho de mucha clientela que lo prefiere por la calidad, lo buenos precios y el excelente servicio; Bartolome es un hombre amable, honesto muy dedicado a su labor todos los días lucha por ganarse un futuro mejor sabe que con todo su esfuerzo y dedicación lograra el éxito que desea; en la ultima temporada de siembra tuvo algunas perdidas y quiere recuperarse por eso le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar semilla de maíz, insecticida, herbicida, herramienta, etc. Bartolome buenas referencias de pago, asegura que podrá saldar la deuda y a la vez tiene confianza que le dará a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 530
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,742,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Bartolome to buy seeds and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014