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Mario Alberto
Mario is 51 years old and has been working in farming for 15 years. His main crops are chiles, cucumbers, and tomatoes. He sells his crops to shopkeepers that are near where he lives. With the profits that he obtains from his sales, he helps with the household expenses. He lives with his wife and their son.

Mario is asking for this loan to be able to buy farming supplies that will help him to plant his crops, including manure and fertilizer. In addition, he wishes to improve his land (which is shown in the picture). In this way, he will be able to make better profits and continue helping with the household expenses.
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Don mario de 51 años de edad se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 15 años su principal siembra es chile, pepino, tomates, comercializa sus cultivos con los comerciantes que estan cerca de su lugar de residencia, con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas ayuda en los gastos de su hogar vive con su esposa y su hijo, Don mario esta solicitando un credito para poder comprar insumos agricolas que le ayuden en la siembra de sus cultivos como: abonos, semillas, fertilizantes y tambien para darle una mejora a su terreno que muestra en la fotografia y asi poder tener mejores ganancias y seguir ayudando en los gastos de su casa sin ninguna limitacion.

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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
  • 441
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,739,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mario Alberto buy farming supplies such as manure, fertilizer, seeds, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 27, 2013
Listed
Apr 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 25, 2013