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Update on Benito

Benito lives with his life partner in his own house. He works raising chickens. He is a very enterprising man and, above all, hardworking. No business opportunity passes him by. The most important thing is that he does his work with dedication and love, making people trust and prefer him more every day. It is very important to mention that this work is his principal source of income and so he keeps working very hard to be able to keep receiving the fruits of his labor. He has decided to request a loan from INTEGRAL because he has been thinking about how to increase his income and has reached the conclusion that it would be a good decision. The loan will be invested in raising chickens by buying supplies such as: concentrate, parasite remover, vitamins, etc, to keep the chickens in good condition. In this way, he hopes to improve his income and to give his family better conditions, different to how they live now.
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Benito habita junto a su compañera de viada en casa de su propiedad. El se dedica a la crianza de pollos. Es un hombre muy emprendedor y sobre todo trabajador. No deja pasar ninguna oportunidad de negocio, lo más importante que realiza su trabajo con mucha dedicación y amor lo cual hace que las personas le tenga confianza y lo prefieran cada día más. Es muy importante mencionar que estas actividades son sus principales fuentes de ingresos por lo que trabaja muy duro para poder seguir recibiendo los frutos que hasta el momento ha recibido. Ha tomado la decisión de solicitar este crédito a INTEGRAL ya que ha estado pensando en la forma de hacer crecer sus ingresos y ha llegado a la conclusión que esta sería una buena decisión . El crédito lo solicita para invertir en la crianza de pollos es decir para comprar insumos como: concentrado, desparasitantes, vitaminas, etc. para mantenerlos en buenas condiciones. De esta forma espera mejorar sus ganancias y poder dar a su familia mejores condiciones de vida, diferentes a las que por el momento tienen.

Previous Loan Details

Benito is a hardworking, enterprising man known for his honesty in his daily chores. He lives with his wife and children who help him with his daily tasks. He has a chicken farm, in other words he raises them and sells them when they are full size. He also has a small plot of land for basic su... More from Benito's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 715
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,637,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Benito to invest in raising chickens by buying supplies such as: concentrate, parasite removers, vitamins, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Benito. It was first posted on Kiva on Dec, 2012. Learn More