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Abigail is 61 years old, single and lives with his two sons and small grandson, which are his company. He grows corn, beans and sorghum, basic grains that have a high demand in the country, which makes his business very stable. He also raises cattle, which he fattens up and later sells to various customers, this allows him to count on additional income which is very helpful for his home. Abigail is requesting a loan to be able to buy corn for planting and fertilizer, this way he can take full advantage of his resources and plant much more this season and therefore obtain more income and grow the size of his harvest taking advantage of his parcel.
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Abigail de 61 años de edad, es soltero y vive junto a dos hijos y un nieto menor de edad, quienes son su compañía. Él se dedica a sembrar maíz, maicillo y frijoles, granos básicos que tiene gran demanda en el país por lo que es un negocio muy estable, así mismo cría ganado de engorde que posteriormente vende con distintos cliente, lo que le permite contar con ganancias extras que son de mucho beneficio para su hogar. Abigail solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar maíz para sembrar y abono, con esto él aprovechara al máximo sus recursos y sembrar mucho más para esta temporada y así obtener más ganancias y hacer crecer la cantidad de cultivo, aprovechando al máximo su parcela.

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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
  • 635
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,078,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Abigail to purchase fertilizer and corn for planting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 24, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013