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Andres Alexand
Andrés is 32 years old and has spent the last 10 years working in agriculture, growing corn and beans. When the crops are harvested, he stores them in the granary shown in the photograph, and afterwards sells them in the markets close to his neighborhood. He uses this income to pay for some of his home expenses. He lives with his wife and two children.

Andrés is requesting a loan to be able to buy seeds, fertilizer, etc. for his crops, and to be able to give his family a better quality of life.
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Andrés de 32 años de edad se dedica desde hace 10 años a la agricultura siembra maíz y frijol cuando su cosecha esta lista la almacena en los graneros que muestra la fotografía para luego salir a comercializarlos en los mercados que están cerca de su colonias, con las ganancias que obtiene logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus dos hijos, Andrés está solicitando un crédito para poder comprar semillas, abonos, fertilizantes, semillas, etc. para seguir con sus cosechas y darle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Andres Alexand to buy seeds, fertilizer, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2014