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Maria Ester
Maria is 34 years old and lives with her two children who are in school. She currently works as a farmer. For the past several years, the main crops she has planted have been corn and beans. With the earnings she generates from her sales, she has been able to help her children get ahead and pay for some of the household expenses.

Maria is requesting a loan so that she can buy insecticides and fertilizers, as indicated by the photograph. This will enable her to have a good harvest, which will generate more profits that will allow her to provide the best for her family.

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maria de 34 años de edad vive con sus 2 hijos que estudain actualmente ella se dedica a la agricultura desde hace varios años su principal siembra es el maiz y el frijol con las ganacias que obtiene de sus ventas ha logrado sacra adelante a sus hijos y cubrir algunos gastos en el hogar, ella solicita un credito que le permita comprar insecticidas y fertilizantes asi como lo muestra en la fotografia y poder seguir teneindo muy buenas cosechas y asi ella podra tener mejores ganancias para seguir dandole lo mejor a su familia

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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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 685
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,234,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Maria Ester to buy insecticides and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 25, 2013