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Don Alejandro is 52 years old and he has been harvesting corn for 30 years. When his harvest is ready, he stores it in graneries, as shown in the photo so that later he can sell it to agencies that supply basic necessities in and around his home. He lives in his own home with his wife and three children. Don Alejandro is asking for this credit so he can purchase seeds, fertilizers, manure, herbicides etc, so he can have better harvests and give his family a more stable economic situation.
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Don Alejandro de 52 años de edad se dedica a al cultivo de maíz desde hace 30 años, cuando su cosecha ya esta lista la almacena en los graneros que muestra la fotografía para luego salir a comercializarla en las agencias de granos básicos que están cerca de su lugar de residencia, vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus tres hijos, don Alejandro esta solicitando un crédito para poder comprar semillas, fertilizantes, abonos, herbicidas, etc. para obtener mejores cosechas y darle a su familia una mejor estabilidad económica.

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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
  • 735
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,708,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Alejandro purchase seeds, fertilizers, herbicides etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 10, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014