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Luis Alex Edgardo
Luis, 45, has worked for several years in growing corn and beans. He sells his products in neighborhoods within the zone where he lives. He has many regular customers. This is how he makes a profit to continue moving his family forward. He lives in his own home with his family.

He is applying for a loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, manure, pest control, etc and to improve the land shown in the photograph. This will enable him to continue his farming and to have a greater quality of life along with his family.
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Luis de 46 años de edad se dedica desde hace varios años al cultivo de maíz y frijol, comercializa sus productos en los alrededores de la zona donde el reside, tiene mucha clientela fija, con lo que obtiene de sus ganancias logra sacar a delante a su familia, vive en casa propia con su grupo familiar, Luis está solicitando un crédito para la compra de semillas, fertilizantes, abonos, controles de plagas, etc. y mejorar el terreno que muestra en la fotografía, para poder continuar con sus cultivos y asi tener junto con 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.


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About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 538
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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 $300 helped Luis Alex Edgardo to buy seeds, fertilizers, manure, pest control, etc. and to improve the land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 8, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015