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Juan Gilberto
Juan is 47 years old and lives in his own home with his family. He makes a living growing corn and sorghum. He wants to keep working since it is his only source of income, but he doesn't have enough capital to buy seeds, fertilisers, compost, pest control, herbicide, etc. or to improve the land shown in the photograph so that he can sew crops.

This is why he is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL to buy the above items and in this way, achieve greater profits to give his family a better quality of life.
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Juan de 47 años de edad vive en casa propia con su familia, el se dedica al cultivo de maíz y maicillo, el desea continuar con su trabajo ya que esa es su única fuente de ingresos, pero no posee de suficiente capital para poder para poder comprar semillas, fertilizantes, abonos, controles de plagas, herbicidas, etc. y poder mejorar el terreno que muestra la fotografía para poder realizar su siembra, por esa razón solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito para poder comprar lo dicho y así obtener mejores ganancias para 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
  • 737
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,708,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Juan Gilberto to buy seeds, fertilisers, compost, pest control, herbicide, etc. and to improve the land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 12, 2014
May 26, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015