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Roberto Alfredo
Fifty-six year-old Roberto is a very responsible family man. He has always been known for giving his best to his children. He currently lives with his wife and their 2 children. He is a very hard worker who has always worked with joy and enthusiasm.

He is a farmer. Every year he plants the main basic grains from the region: corn and beans.

Roberto would like to increase his sales. To do so he is requesting a loan which will allow him to buy seeds, manure, fertilizers, and pesticides among other items. He will also be able to improve the plot of land where he plants his crops.

He hopes to receive the help he is requesting because he does not have another source of income. This way he will continue putting bread on his family's table without limit.
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Don Roberto de 56 años de edad es un hombre muy responsable con sus obligaciones de hogar, ya que siempre se ha caracterizado por brindarles lo mejor a sus hijos. Actualmente vive junto a su esposa y sus 2 hijos es muy trabajador, siempre lo ha realizado con alegría y entusiasmo, se dedica a ser agricultora siembra todos loa años los principales granos básicos de la zona como lo son, maíz y frijol. don roberto desea incrementar sus ventas por eso solicita un crédito el cual le permita comprar: semillas, abonos, fertilizantes, pesticidas entre otros y tambien poder darle una mejora a la parcela donde siembra sus cultivos. Desea contar con la ayuda solicitada puesto que no tiene otros ingresos monetarios, y así el seguirá llevando el pan de cada día a su hogar sin limitación alguna.

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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
  • 472
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,326,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Roberto Alfredo to purchase agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 4, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014