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Update on Carlos

Don Carlos, 65 years old, lives in his own house with his wife and children. He has worked in farming corn and beans for more than 25 years. His crops are in demand in the region. Thanks to this he has very good earnings. He is a person with a good education, morals and respect towards the people around him. He is very dedicated to his work, which has led him to be very well known in the region. In this manner he has been able to pay the home's expenses.

Don Carlos requests a loan to buy seeds, pest control, herbicides, fertilizers, etc. to continue farming and in this way increase his income and give his family the quality of life that they deserve.
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Don Carlos de 65 años de edad vive en casa propia junto a su esposa y sus hijos, él se dedica al cultivo de maíz y frijol desde hace más de 25 años, sus cultivos son muy demandados en la zona, gracias a esto obtiene muy buenas ganancias, es una persona con mucha educación, principios morales y respeto hacia las demás personas que lo rodean, es muy dedicado en sus labores lo que lo ha llevado a ser muy reconocido en la zona, de esta manera ha logrado solventar algunos gastos familiares, Don Carlos solicita un crédito para la compra de semillas, controles de plagas, herbicidas, fertilizantes, abonos, etc. para continuar con la siembra y así incrementar sus ingresos y darle a su familia la calidad de vida que se merecen.

Previous Loan Details

Don Carlos, 65 years old, has worked in agriculture for 25 years. His main crops are corn and beans. He also works cutting coffee. With the earnings that he obtains from his sales he manages to cover some of the household expenses. Carlos lives in his own house with his family. He is req... More from Carlos's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 550
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Carlos to buy seeds, pest control, herbicides, fertilizers, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 5, 2013
Sep 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014