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Edil Alfonso
45-year-old Alfonso lives in his own house with his wife and five children. He makes a living by purchasing and rearing pigs in order to fatten them up and then sell them. He also plants some staple grains as an additional source of money apart from his pig rearing. With the sales he makes he manages to settle some of his household expenses. Alfonso is requesting a loan in order to purchase pigs for his business, as well as vitamins and pellets, so he can increase the number of sales he makes and have a better life with his family.
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Don Alfonso de 45 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus 5 hijos, se dedica a la compra y cría de cerdos para engordarlos y posteriormente comercializarlos, además se dedica también al cultivo de algunos granos básicos que es lo que le posee una entrada adicional de dinero aparte de la de la cría de cerdos, con las ventas que realiza logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar. Don Alfonso solicita un credito para la compra de cerdos para negocio tambien vitaminas y concentrado y así poder aumentar el numero de sus ventas para tener una mejor vida con su familia.

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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
  • 540
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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 $700 helped Edil Alfonso to purchase pellets, vitamins, and pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014