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Oscar Armando
Oscar, 51, has earned a living as a farmer for several years. His main crops are corn, sorghum, squash and loroco (plant buds). He sells the produce at the different markets close to his place of residence and the income earned covers some of the household expenses.

Oscar lives in his own home with his wife and children. He is requesting a loan to buy fertilizers, seeds, herbicides, disease control, etc. so he can continue to grow crops and give his family a better quality of life.
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Oscar de 51 años de edad se dedica desde hace varios años a la agricultura su principal siembra es el maíz, maicillo, ayote y loroco, comercializa sus productos en los diferentes mercados que se encuentran cerca de su lugar de residencia, con lo que obtiene de sus ganancias logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, vive en casa propia con su esposa y su hijos, Oscar esta solicitando un crédito para la compra de abonos, semillas, fertilizantes, herbicidas,. controles de plagas, etc. para seguir con sus cultivos y 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
  • 557
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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 $975 helped Oscar Armando to buy fertilizers, seeds, herbicides, disease control, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 6, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015