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Oscar Antonio
Oscar is 55 years old and lives with his wife and two adult children. He owns his home and raises corn and beans. When his harvest is ready in sacks, as shown in the photograph, he goes out to sell them at the various markets near his home and supports his family’s needs through the sales. Oscar is asking for this loan to buy fertilizers, compost, insect controls, etc. to provide a better life for his family without limit.
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Oscar de 55 años de edad vive con su esposa y sus dos hijos mayores, la casa es propia, el se dedica al cultivado de maíz y de frijol, cuando su cosecha ya esta lista la almacena en sacos así como los muestra la fotografía para luego salir a comercializarlos a los diferentes mercados que se encuentran cerca de su casa con las ventas que el hace logra sustentar algunas de las necesidades que su familia necesita, Oscar solicita un crédito para la compra de fertilizantes, abonos, controles de plagas, etc. para darle a su familia un mejor nivel de vida sin limitación alguna.

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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
  • 441
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,312,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Oscar Antonio to buy supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 3, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 26, 2015