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Abel is 45 years old. He lives in his own home with his wife and three children, aged 12 and 14 years old and a little one, 7 months old. For the past 10 years he has been a farmer, especially planting beans and corn. What he obtains from his sales goes towards paying the household expenses.

Abel is requesting this loan to buy seeds, fertilizer, manure, pest controls, etc. so he can continue growing his crops. He wants to make more money to give his family what they need, without limitations.
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Abel de 45 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus dos hijos de 14 y 12 años de edad y uno de 7 meses, el se dedica desde hace 10 años a la agricultura especialmente a la siembra de frijol y maíz, con lo que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, Abel está solicitando un crédito para la compra de semillas, abonos, fertilizantes, controles de plagas, etc. para poder seguir con sus cultivos y obtener mejores ganancias para darle a su familia lo que necesitan sin limitación alguna.

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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
  • 735
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,708,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Abel to buy seeds, fertilizer, manure, pest controls, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014