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Jorge  Geronimo
Jorge is 52 years old. He lives in a home he owns with his wife. He grows corn and beans and with what he sells he is able to cover the expenses of his home. This is how he earns his living and how he brings home the daily bread. He is a very hardworking, honorable and responsible man. Despite the conditions he lives in, which are very humble, he works tirelessly to give the best to his family. Jorge has made the decision to ask for a loan that will allow him to buy fertilizer, pesticide, seeds, and more, as well as to improve the land shown in the photo. That is where he plants and this is how he can have better harvests. He hopes to have favorable results, since he doesn't have any other source of income. He wants to keep giving his family a better life.
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jorge de 52 años de edad, habita en casa de su propiedad junto con su esposa. Él se dedica al cultivo de maiz y frijol con las ventas que realiza de sus cosechas logra cubrir los gastos de su hogar de esta forma es como se gana la vida y puede llevar el pan de cada día a su hogar. Es un hombre muy trabajador, honrado y responsable. A pesar de las condiciones en las que vive, las cuales son muy humildes no se cansa de trabajar y de dar lo mejor a su familia. Don Jorge ha tomado la decisión de solictar un credito quer le permita poder comprar: abonos, venenos para plagas, semillas, fertilizantes entre otras cosas y tambien poder mejorar el terreno que muestra en la fotografia que es ahi donde siembra y asi tener mejores coscehas, Espera tener resultados favorables ya que no cuenta con otra fuente de ingresos, y asi seguirle dando a su familia una mejor vida.

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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
  • 539
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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 $500 helped Jorge Geronimo to buy agricultural materials and to do soil improvement where he plants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 22, 2013
May 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014