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Lorena Elizabeth
Lorena, 34, is a woman who is very responsible with her household obligations, because she has always been known for providing the best for her children. She now lives with her 3 children. She is very hardworking, and always does her work cheerfully and with enthusiasm. She is a farmer who cultivates corn and beans. When her harvest is ready, she stores it is sacks such as the ones shown in the photograph, which she later goes out to sell in places close to her home. Lorena wants to expand her sales, and so to do this she is requesting a loan to buy seeds, organic and chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and other supplies. She needs the help of this loan, because she has no other financial resources. This way, she will be able to continue to bring daily sustenance to her household without any limitations.
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lorena de 34 años de edad es una mujer muy responsable con sus obligaciones de hogar, ya que siempre se ha caracterizado por brindarles lo mejor a sus hijos. Actualmente vive con sus 3 hijos es muy trabajadora, siempre lo ha realizado con alegría y entusiasmo, se dedica a ser agricultora siembra maíz y frijol cuando esta lista su cosecha la lamacena en sacos como muestra la fotografia y luego sale a comercializarlos cerca de su lugar de residencia. Lorena desea incrementar sus ventas por eso solicita un crédito el cual le permita comprar: semillas, abonos, fertilizantes, pesticidas entre otros. Desea contar con la ayuda solicitada puesto que no tiene otros ingresos monetarios, y así ella seguirá llevando el pan de cada día a su hogar sin limitación alguna.

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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
  • 608
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,030,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Lorena Elizabeth to buy agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013