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Carlos Alfredo
Carlos, 47, has been farming for 20 years. He plants corn and sorghum, and sales from the harvest cover his household expenses. He is responsible, honest, and hardworking. He lives with his wife, who sells vegetables in a nearby market. His four children are students.

He has applied for a loan to buy supplies for the harvest and to pay the rent on the land he plants. His earnings do not cover these expenses, and this way he will have more income and greater financial stability.
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Don Carlos de 47 años de edad se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 20 años siembra maiz y maicillo con las ventas que realiza de sus cosechas logra solventar los gastos que tiene en su hogar, es un hombre responsable, honesto y trabajador vive con su esposa quien vende verdura en el mercado cerca de su lugar de residencia y sus 4 hijos quienes estudian actualmente. El esta solicitando un credito para poder comprar insumos para su cosecha y poder pager el alquiler de la parcela donde siembra sus cultivos ya que con lo que gana no le alcanza para cubrir esos gastos y asi tener mejores ingresos y tener un mejor estabilidad economica.

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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
  • 573
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,710,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Carlos Alfredo to buy agricultural supplies and to rent land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 15, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014