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Balentin De Jesus
Balentin, 61, makes his living selling and raising pigs. The business is located in the rural zone; therefore he has a very apt place for this kind of work. Balentin is a very responsible and hardworking person who lives with his wife in his own house. 33 years ago, he started this work, which he has grown bit by bit. Despite this he has a very acceptable quantity of customers, therefore he wishes do have a higher quantity of pigs to extend his business even more.

For this reason he is applying for a loan whereby he can invest, buying: pig feed, vitamins and at the same time improve the place in which the piglets live. In this manner the standard of quality will be even higher and thereby he will give a better service, which will allow him to improve his income and be able to have a better quality of life along with his wife.
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Balentin de 61 años de edad, el se dedica a la venta y cría de cerdos, el negocio está ubicado en la zona rural, por lo que cuenta con un lugar muy apto para este tipo de trabajo, Balentin es una persona muy responsable y trabajador vive con su esposa en casa propia, Desde hace 33 años que se dedica a este trabajo, el cual ha ido creciendo poco a poco, a pesar de esto él cuenta con una cantidad de clientes muy aceptable, por lo que desea contar con mayor cantidad de cerdos para extender aún más su negocio, es por esto que él solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda invertir comprando: concentrado para cerdos, vitaminas, y así mismo mejorar el lugar en el cual habitan sus crías, de manera que el estándar de calidad sea aún más alto y así brindar un mejor servicio, el cual le permita mejorar sus ganancias y poder tener unaejor calidad de vida junto con su esposa.

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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
  • 491
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,339,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Balentin De Jesus to buy vitamins and feed for the pigs and improve the place where he maintains them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 6, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2013