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Simon Garcia
Simon is 45 years old and lives together with his wife and children. He says that he is known among his neighbors for having a strong entrepreneurial spirit and for always being responsible for providing his family with bread each day. Simon says that his neighbors admire him for these qualities.

In spite of life’s challenges, Simon says he has always worked and been responsible for his wife and children. He works in agriculture growing the basic grains of the region, such as corn and beans. He pays for his household expenses from the proceeds of his harvests.

Simon would like to continue growing and selling his crops, and it is for this reason that he approached INTEGRAL to request this loan to buy agricultural supplies such as seeds, manure, fertilizer, and others. He says he hopes to receive this help and also that he expects to pay off the loan early.
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Simon 45 años de edad habita junto a su familia, su esposa y sus hijos .Por diversos comentarios entre sus vecinos lo caracterizan por ser un hombre muy emprendedor que siempre se ha caracterizado por ser el principal responsable de que en su hogar no falte el pan de cada día. Por sus cualidades sus vecinos lo admiran porque a pesar delas adversidades de la vida siempre se ha trabajado y ha sido responsable con sus hijos y su esposa. Simon se dedica a la labor de ser agricultor cultiva los principales granos básicos de la zona como son maíz y frijol, y así va sufragando las necesidades de su hogar. Simon desea seguir cultivando y vendiendo es por eso que se acercó a INTEGRAL para solicitar un crédito para comprar insumos agrícolas como: Semillas, Abonos, Fertilizantes, pesticidas etc. Desea contar con la ayuda y de ante mano deja claro que espera saldar la deuda antes de lo previsto

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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
  • 553
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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 $350 helped Simon Garcia to buy agricultural supplies such as seeds, manure, fertilizer, pesticides and others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014