Update on María GumercindaMaría lives in a house that’s her property with her family group: her husband and children. She works in agriculture growing basic grains like corn and beans. She does this work with her husband and this is how they manage to provide daily bread for their home.
María is an enterprising, hardworking and very responsible woman. She’s always worked in agriculture so knows very well how to do this work. She does this work every year and sells part of her harvest and uses the remaining part for home consumption. This is how she’s gradually been getting ahead and providing basic nutrition for her family.
She lives with her family under very humble conditions which leads her to find the strength to continue striving towards a different future. She’s decided to ask INTEGRAL for a loan to buy farm supplies like seeds, manure, insecticide, etc. This is how she earns her living and provides daily bread for her home. She hopes this year’s harvest will be favorable and to reach her dream.
Previous Loan DetailsMaría Gumercinda’s a very hardworking, responsible mother who together with her husband works hard to provide everything necessary for their two children who are students. María grows corn, beans, sorghum and vegetables like cabbage, tomatoes and others. She sells all these products in variou... More from María Gumercinda's previous loan »
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 IntegralApoyo 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.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 14 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- At end of term
- Feb 12, 2013
- Mar 4, 2013
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Mar 17, 2014
Photo from previous loan
Kiva allows our Field Partners to re-use the same photo for individual borrowers that have been posted on Kiva's website once before in a 24 month period, and we allow them to re-use group photos for up to 24 months, provided that 80% of the current group's membership is represented.
Taking, collecting, and uploading photos of borrowers is one of the most challenging elements of using Kiva for our Field Partners. In order to make Kiva easier for Field Partners to use, we have allowed them to post successive and concurrent loans without taking a new photo of the borrower if the criteria above are met.