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Maria Elena
María Elena is 58 years old and lives in a home of her own with her family. She raises corn and in this way provides for her family. After harvesting her crop, she sells part of it and uses the rest to provide for her family’s needs.

Each day she feels that her family needs increase, so she decided to request a loan through INTEGRAL and in this way she can buy the supplies she needs, such as seeds, compost, poisons for the blights, and other things so that she can continue to raise the grains that provide for her family. She has faith and trust in God that she will get good results and will get an abundant harvest that will allow her to achieve her dream to provide better financial conditions for her loving family.
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María Elena de 58 años de edad, habita en casa de su propiedad junto con su familia. Ella se dedica al cultivo de maíz de esta forma brinda lo necesario a su familia. Después de cultivar la cosecha pone a la venta cierta parte de los granos básicos para poder suplir el resto de necesidades del hogar. Es muy conocida en la zona como una persona honrada, honesta, trabajadora y responsable. Cada día siente que las necesidades de su hogar son mayores por lo que ha decidido solicitar este préstamo a INTEGRAL de tal manera que por medio de la ayuda pueda comprar los insumos necesarios como: semillas, abonos, venenos para plagas entre otros. Para seguir cultivando los granos básicos que le permitan llevar el pan de cada día de su hogar. Espera y confía en Dios todo poderoso que obtendrá resultados positivos y logrará una abundante cosecha que le permita alcanzar su sueño de brindar a su querida familia mejores condiciones económicas.

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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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 599
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $21,986,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Maria Elena to buy farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 30, 2012
Listed
Dec 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2013