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Andrés is 39 years old and lives in his own home with his parents and son. He makes a living raising livestock and growing corn and sorghum. He sells his products in several markets near his home. With his earnings he is able to cover some of his household expenses.

Andrés is requesting a loan to buy manure, fertilizer, pest control and herbicides to improve his land, which he shows in the photo above. He will continue sowing his crops and in this way obtain a higher standard of living.
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Andres de 39 años de edad vive en casa propia con sus padre y su hijo, el se dedica a la crianza de ganado y a cultivo de maíz y maicillo, 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 gatos de su hogar, Andres esta solicitando un crédito para la compra de abonos, fertilizantes controles de plagas, herbicidas, etc. y mejorar el terreno que es el que muestra la fotografía para continuar con sus cultivos y asi poder tener 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
  • 563
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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 $1,300 helped Andres to buy manure, fertilizers, pest control and herbicides to improve his land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2016