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Elías is 59 years old and lives in his own home with his life partner. He works in farming corn, beans and rice and has done this for 30 years. This has given him the experience necessary to cultivate healthy plants. He sells his harvests in the farmers' markets near his home, and with his earnings he takes care of home expenses.

Elías requests a loan to be able to buy necessary inputs like fertilizers, herbicides and seeds, among other things, to have good harvests and in this way be able to obtain higher earnings to give his family more economic stability.
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Don Elías de 59 años de edad vive en casa propia con su compañera de vida, él se dedica al cultivo de maíz, fríjol, y arroz desde hace 30 años y eso le ha dado la experiencia necesaria para asistir sus cultivos, sus cosechas las comercializa en los mercados de granos basicos que están cerca de su lugar de residencia con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar los gastos de su hogar. Don Elías solicita un credito para poder comprar los insumos necesarios como fertilizantes, herbicidas, abonos, semillas, entre otras cosas para tener buenas cosechas y asi el pueda obtener mejores ganancias para darle a su familia una mejor estabilidad económica.

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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
  • 490
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,350,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Elias to buy fertilizers, herbicides, seeds, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 10, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014