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Ana Luisa
Ana Luisa, 33, is a very hard-working and responsible wife and mother. She lives in an underprivileged area, in a very simple house. Together with her husband and children, she grows corn for a living. To earn extra money, Ana also does domestic work, visiting her clients’ homes three times a week to do their washing and ironing. This is Ana’s way of helping her husband to provide for the family.

Ana has applied for a loan from INTEGRAL, with which she plans to buy fertiliser for her seeds, in the hope that this will improve the quality of her products. She hopes that this, in turn, will win her more customers and increase her income, which is very important to her.
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Ana Luisa de 33 años, es una madre de familia muy responsable y trabajadora, vive en zona marginal en casa muy sencilla, se dedica al oficio de la agricultura de maíz, actividad que realiza junto a su esposo e hijos, para poder obtener algunas ganancias extras, Ana también trabaja como empleada domestica, haciendo lavadas y planchadas de ropa visitando casas de clientes 3 veces por semana, tratando de ayudar a su esposo en la economía del hogar. Ella solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, con el deseo de comprar fertilizante para las semillas y así producir mayor calidad en su productos y de esta forma contar con más clientes, lo que es muy importante para ella ya que de esta manera aumentará sus ingresos.

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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
  • 729
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,313,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Ana Luisa to buy agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013