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Saul Santos
Saul, 49, has worked in agriculture for the last 30 years; his main crops are corn and sorghum. He sells his products to agencies that buy and sell basic grains and uses profits earned from his sales to cover his household expenses. He lives in his own house with his wife and son.

Saul is asking for a loan to be able to buy manure, seeds, fertilizer, pesticide, etc. to continue with his crops and to be able to give his family what it needs with no limitations whatsoever.
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Don saul de 49 años de edad se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 30 años su principal siembra es el maíz y el maicillo comercializa sus productos en las agencias de compra-venta de granos básicos con las ganancias que obtiene logra solventar los gastos de su hogar, vive en casa propia con su esposa y su hijo, don Saúl esta solicitando un crédito para poder comprar abonos, semillas, fertilizantes, veneno para plagas, etc. para seguir con su cosecha y poder darle a su familia lo que necesita sin limitación alguna.

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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
  • 732
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,699,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Saul Santos to buy agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 17, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014