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Jorge Alberto
Jorge, 54, is very friendly and a hard worker. He lives with his family in his own home. He works very hard in his own plot of land where he grows corn and sorghum. His produce is of very high quality and he sells it in different markets that are close to his home.

Jorge is asking for a loan from INTEGRAL in order to have the money needed to invest in the purchase of agricultural supplies such as pest controls, fertilizers and seeds, amongst other things, needed for sowing his crops. These products will also improve his land which is shown in the photograph. He is eager to increase his sales so that he can earn a higher income and give his family better economic stability.
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Jorge de 54 años de edad es muy amable y trabajador, vive con su familia en casa propia, El trabaja muy duro en su propia parcela donde siembra maíz y maicillo; sus productos son de muy buena calidad los comercializa en los diferentes mercados que están cerca de su lugar de residencia. Jorge solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL para contar con el dinero necesario e invertir en la compra de insumos agrícolas como controles de plagas, fertilizantes, abonos, semillas entre otras cosas que necesita para su siembra como también mejorar el terreno que es el que muestra la fotografía, él ansía aumentar sus ventas para poder percibir mayores ganancias y darle a su familia una mejor estabilidad económica.

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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
  • 527
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,800,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Jorge Alberto to buy pest control, fertilizers, seeds and other supplies to improve his land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 12, 2014
May 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 26, 2015