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Luis Alonso
Luis, 59, is friendly and hard working. He lives with his family in his own house. He works hard on his own land, where he plants corn and beans. His crops are high quality, and after harvesting, he sells the crops at various local markets.

Luis has applied to INTEGRAL for a loan to buy farm supplies such as pest control, fertilizer, manure, and seed to plant and improve his land, which is shown in the photo. He wants to increase sales so that he can earn more and offer his family financial stability.
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Luis de 59 años de edad es muy amable y trabajador, vive con su familia en casa propia, él trabaja muy duro en su propia parcela donde siembra maíz y frijol; sus productos son de muy buena calidad cuando su cosecha ya esta lista sale a comercializarla a los diferentes mercados que están cerca de su lugar de residencia. Luis solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL para contar con el dinero necesario e invertir en la compra de insumos agrícolas como controles de plaga, fertilizantes, abonos, semillas entre otras cosas que necesita para su siembra, y mejorar el terreno donde siembra que es el que muestra la fotografía, él ansía aumentar sus ventas para poder percibir mayores ganancias y 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
  • 514
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,744,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Luis Alonso to buy pest control, fertilizer, manure, and seed and to improve his land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 26, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014