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Serafín is 65 years old and lives in his own home with his life partner and their three children. He has been growing corn for more than 25 years and sells his products in the market. He has a large customer base that buys his products. He is a very friendly, responsible, hardworking person. Serafín is requesting this loan to buy sulfate and agricultural pesticides for his crops so he can increase his income and improve his quality of life.
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Don Serafín de 65 años de edad, vive en casa propia junto a su compañera de vida y sus 3 hijos, él se dedica al cultivo de maíz y maicillo, desde hace mas de 25 años, él comercializa sus productos en el mercado, tiene una gran clientela que demanda sus productos, es una persona muy amable, responsable y dedicado sus labores, Don Serafín solicita un crédito para la compra de sulfato e insecticidas agrícolas para sus cultivos y de esta manera obtener mayores ingresos y mejorar su calidad de vida.

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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
  • 709
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,641,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Serafin to buy sulfate and agricultural pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 2, 2013
Sep 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014