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Jorge Alberto
Jorge, 51 years old, lives in his own house with his wife and his 18-year-old son. He has been a farmer for 15 years. His main crops are corn and beans. When his harvest is ready, he stores it in the granary shown in the photograph and then goes to sell it to staple grain merchants near where he lives. Jorge is asking for a loan that will allow him to be able to buy agricultural supplies such as seeds, fertilizers, manure, and pesticides, among other things that he needs for his crops, and to be able to obtain a better income to give his family greater economic stability.
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Don jorge de 51 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposa y su hijo de 18 años de edad el se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 15 años su principal siembra es el maiz y el frijol cuando ya esta lista su cosecha la va almacenando en los graneros que muestra la fotografia para luego salir a venderlos con los comerciantes de granos basicos que estan cerca de su lugar de residencia, Don Jorge solicita un credito que le permita poder comprar insumos agricolas como: semillas, fertilzantes, abonos, pesticidas, entre otras cosas que necesita para su siembra y poder obtener mejores ganancias para darle a su familia una 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
  • 383
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,259,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jorge Alberto to buy agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015