|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
7. LOANS PAYABLE
The Company’s loans payable are summarized below:
During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company made principal payments on loans payable in the aggregate of $266,580, of which $7,940 was paid on the 2020 Demand Loan, $5,906 was paid on the 2018 Demand Loan, $42,246 was paid on the 2018 Loan, $40,662 was paid on the 2017 Loan and $169,826 was paid on the Land Loan. The remaining decrease in principal balances are the result of the impact of the change in exchange rates during the period.
The Company incurred interest expense related to the loans payable in the amount of $11,855 and $50,562 during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively, of which $2,233 and $9,335, respectively represented amortization of debt discount, and incurred interest expense of $23,155 and $95,983 during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively, of which $809 and $15,545, respectively represented amortization of debt discount.
On August 19, 2017, the Company purchased 845 hectares of land adjacent to its existing property at AWE. The Company paid $100,000 at the date of purchase and executed a note payable in the amount of $600,000, denominated in U.S. dollars (the “Land Loan”) with a stated interest rate of 0% and with quarterly payments of $50,000 beginning on December 18, 2017 and ending August 18, 2021. At the date of purchase, the Company took possession of the property, with full use and access, but will not receive the deed to the property until after $400,000 of the purchase price has been paid. The Company imputed interest on the note at 7% per annum and recorded a discounted note balance of $517,390 on August 19, 2017, which is being amortized over the term of the loan using the effective interest method. On August 12, 2020, the terms of the Land Loan were amended such that (i) the original maturity date (August 18, 2021) was changed to December 31, 2020 and (ii) the remaining balance was reduced by $137,850 from $459,500 to $321,652. The Company agreed to pay the loan in four equal payments at the end of each month starting August 30, 2020. The amendment was accounted for as a debt restructuring with the future undiscounted cash flows being less than the net carrying value of the original debt. No interest expense is recorded going forward and all future payments reduce the carrying value. A gain of $130,421 was recorded in connection with the restructuring of the Land Loan.
On March 1, 2020, the Company received a loan in the amount of $27,641 (ARS $1,777,778) (the” 2020 Demand Loan”) which bears interest at 10% per month and is due upon demand of the lender (the “Demand Loan”). Interest is paid monthly.
On May 6, 2020, the Company entered into a potentially forgivable loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) enacted by Congress under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(36)) (the “CARES Act”), resulting in net proceeds of $242,487 (the “PPP Loan”). To facilitate the PPP Loan, the Company entered into a note payable agreement with Santander Bank, N.A. as the lender.
Under the terms of the CARES Act, as amended by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, the Company is eligible to apply for and receive forgiveness for all or a portion of their respective PPP Loan. Such forgiveness will be determined, subject to limitations, based on the use of the loan proceeds for certain permissible purposes as set forth in the PPP, including, but not limited to, payroll costs (as defined under the PPP) and mortgage interest, rent or utility costs (collectively, “Qualifying Expenses”) incurred during the 24 weeks subsequent to funding, and on the maintenance of employee and compensation levels, as defined, following the funding of the PPP Loan. The Company intends to use the proceeds of the PPP Loan for Qualifying Expenses. However, no assurance is provided that the Company will be able to obtain forgiveness of the PPP Loan in whole or in part. Any amounts that are not forgiven incur interest at 1.0% per annum and monthly repayments of principal and interest are deferred for six months after the date of disbursement. While the PPP Loan currently has a two-year maturity, the amended law permits the borrower to request a five-year maturity from its lender. The Company has applied for forgiveness for the full amount and is waiting for the approval from the bank and the SBA.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
On May 22, 2020, the Company received a loan in the principal amount of $94,000 (the “EIDL Loan”) pursuant to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”) assistance program offered by the SBA in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business. The EIDL Loan bears interest at 3.75% per annum and matures on May 22, 2050. Proceeds from the EIDL are being used for working capital purposes. Monthly installment payments of $459, including principal and interest, are due monthly beginning May 22, 2021. The EIDL Loan is secured by a security interest in all of the Company’s assets.