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Oscar Orlando
Don Oscar is a 50-year-old farmer who grows corn and beans. He also has been cultivating loroco for the past four years. The products he cultivates are sold to the merchants in the area.

Oscar lives in his own home and has a 17-year-old son. With the products he sells, he is able to pay the household expenses and help his son. The loan he is requesting will be used to buy seeds, compost, and other supplies. As a result, he can continue meeting his expenses since he has no other forms of income.

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Don Oscar de 50 años de edad se dedica a la agricultura siembra maiz y frijol y tambien tiene cultivo de loroco desde hace 4 años los productos que cultiva los vende a los negociantes de la zona, vive en casa propia y tiene un hijo de 17 años, con los productos que comercializa ha podido solventar los gastos de su hogar y ayudar a su hijo, el solicita un credito para poder comprar: semillas, abonos, entre otras cosas, y asi poder seguir solventando sus gastos ya que no tiene otros ingresos monetarios.

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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
  • 399
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,278,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Oscar Orlando to buy seeds, compost, and other farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014