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Juan is 41 years old. He lives in his own house with his wife and their two children. He has worked selling and cultivating coffee for 13 years. He sells his products in the different markets that are located near his house.He already has an established base of customers who prefer him for the quality of his product and good prices.

Juan is requesting a loan to purchase fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, compost, etc. in order to be able to continue with his farming, as this is his only source of work, and therefore, of giving his family a better quality of life.
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Juan de 41 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus dos hijos, él se dedica a la venta y cultivo de café desde hace 13 años, comercializa sus productos en los diferentes mercados que se encuentran cerca de su casa, ya tiene clientela establecida que lo prefieren por la calidad del producto y los buenos precios, Juan esta solicitando un crédito para la compra de fertilizantes, controles de plagas, herbicidas, abonos, etc. para poder seguir con sus cultivos ya que esa es su única fuente de trabajo y así darle 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
  • 528
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,794,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Juan to purchase fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, compost, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014