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Roberto De Jesus
Roberto is 63 years old and lives in his own home with his wife. He has made a career of agriculture - specifically, the planting of corn, sorghum, and jocote, a small tropical fruit. He has made his living as a farmer for twenty years. He is a hard-working man, responsible and well known throughout the region for his enormous heart and his friendliness toward others.

Since it's now planting season, he decided to begin preparations. That's why he decided to request this new loan from INTEGRAL, which he will use to invest in the purchase of seeds, fertilizer, insecticides, and so on.

The thing he wants most is an abundant harvest, one better than those before, since this is how he sustains his family. He trusts in God that through his help, dedication, and hard work, he will be able to his and his wife's quality of life.
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Roberto de 63 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposa. Él se dedica a la agricultura, a la siembra de maíz, maicillo y jocotes. Se ha dedicado a esta actividad durante 20 años de su vida y es así como se gana el pan de cada día. Él es un hombre trabajador, responsable y muy conocido en la zona por su enorme corazón y amabilidad para con los demás. Debido a que ya es temporada de siembra tomo la decisión de comenzar a prepararse. Es por esa razón que ha decidido solicitar este nuevo crédito a INTEGRAL para invertir en la compra de semillas, abonos, insecticidas, etc. Lo que más desea es que su cosecha sea abundante y mejor que las anteriores, ya que esta es la forma en que él consigue el sustento para su familia. Confía en Dios que con su ayuda, su dedicación y empeño en el trabajo lograra tener una mejor consicion de vida con su esposa.

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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
  • 548
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,800,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Roberto De Jesus purchase seeds, fertilizer, insecticides, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 1, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014