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Pedro De Jesus
Pedro is 30 years old. He makes a living growing corn and locoro (a vine with edible flowers often used in pupusas). When the planting season has passed, he also works as a day laborer on a farm near his house. With his earnings from these two jobs, Pedro is able to pay his household expenses. He lives in a house he owns with his wife.

Pedro is requesting a loan in order to buy some necessary supplies for his crops such as compost, fertilizers, seeds, weedkiller, etc. in order to maintain his crops and stabilize his family's finances.
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Pedro de 30 años de edad se dedica a la agricultura su principal siembra es el maíz y el locoro, cuando ya ha pasado la temporada de siembra se dedica a trabajar de jornal en una finca cerca de su casa, con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas y con el pago de su trabajo logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, vive en casa propia con su esposa, pedro esta solicitando un crédito para poder comprar los insumos necesarios para su siembra como abonos, fertilizantes, semillas, herbicidas, etc. y poder seguir con sus siembras para tener una mejor estabilidad economica 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
  • 549
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,835,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,500 helped Pedro De Jesus to buy compost, fertilizer, seeds, weedkillers, etc.
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 23, 2013