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Eladio, 59, lives with his wife and six children in his own house but does not have electricity. He’s worked in agriculture for 20 years and his main crops are corn and sesame. His older children help him with the crops and he uses profits earned from his sales to cover some of his household expenses.

Eladio’s asking for a loan to buy a solar lamp because the community he lives in nobody has electricity and what he earns is insufficient to do so. The lamp is a charging station with solar panels shaped like a lamp that’s useful for homes in rural zones that don’t have electric power. With this purchase the family will be benefited because they’ll be able to have their own light at night.
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Eladio de 59 años de edad vive con su esposa y sus seis hijos en casa propia pero no poseen luz eléctrica, el se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 20 años su principal siembra es el maíz y el ajonjolí sus hijos mayores le ayudan en la siembra, con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, Eladio está solicitando un crédito para la compra de una lámpara solar ya que en la comunidad donde el reside nadie posee luz eléctrica y con lo que gana no le alcanza para poder realizarlo, la lámpara es una estación de carga con energía de paneles solares en forma de lámpara que sirve para los hogares de zonas rurales donde no poseen energía eléctrica, con esta compra se podrán beneficiar con su familia ya que por las noches podrán tener luz propia.

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More information about this loan

This loan will help a low-income family purchase environmentally-friendly goods and equipment, including solar products (lights, water pumps, heaters), biodigesters, energy-efficient light bulbs and gas stoves. Lacking electricity, many people in rural El Salvador are forced to use firewood for cooking and kerosene for lighting, expensive solutions that endanger their health and well-being. By funding this loan, you are providing access to greener, healthier alternatives.

This Kiva loan will be either be a cash laon or an in-kind loan.  An in-kind loan is used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

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
  • 582
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,734,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Eladio to buy solar lamp.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014