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Ismael Antonio
Ismael, 31 years old, has been farming corn and sorghum for 10 years. He sells his harvest through the buy-sell basic grain agencies that are near his home. With the income he earns, he pays for household expenses. He lives in his own home with his family. Ismael is requesting a loan to be able to purchase compost, seeds, fertilizer, herbicides, etc. and to be able to continue harvesting and be able to have a better quality of life with his family.
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Ismael de 31 años de edad se dedica al cultivo de maíz y sorgo desde hace 10 años vende sus cosechas en las agencias de compra-venta de granos básicos que están cerca de su lugar de residencia con la ganancias que obtiene logra solventar los gastos de su hogar, vive en casa propia con su familia, Ismael esta solicitando un crédito para poder comprar abonos, semillas, fertilizantes, herbicidas, etc. y poder seguir con sus cosechas y poder tener una mejor calidad de vida a 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
  • 470
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,326,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Ismael Antonio purchase compost, seeds, fertilizer, herbicides, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014