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Gilberto Antonio
Gilberto, 53, is very dedicated to his work and to his family. He lives in his own house with his wife and 16-year-old son who attends school. He’s been growing corn and sorghum for 33 years and uses what he earns from his sales to cover some of his family’s expenses.

Gilberto’s asking for a loan to buy agricultural supplies like herbicide, seed, manure, pesticide, etc. for his corn and sorghum crops. He hopes with this to provide better quality of life for his family.
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Don Gilberto de 53 años de edad es una persona muy esforzada a su trabajo y dedicada a su familia, vive en casa propia con su esposa y su hijo de 16 años de edad el estudia actualmente, hace 33 años se dedica al cultivo de maíz y maicillo, con lo que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar algunos gastos de su familia, Don Gilberto solicita un crédito para la compra de insumos agrícolas para el cultivo de maíz y maicillo como herbicidas, semillas, abonos, controles de plagas, etc. con esto espera brindarle 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
  • 550
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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 $600 helped Gilberto Antonio to buy agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2013
Sep 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014