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Mario Edgardo
Don Mario has been a farmer for 10 years, which has given him the ability and the necessary knowledge to manage his crops. His main crops are corn and sorghum, which are sold to dry goods companies located near his home. With the profit he earns from his sales, Mario is able to help with his family’s expenses. He lives with his wife and two children.

Mario is requesting a loan so that he can buy farming supplies that will help him with planting his crops. These items include compost, seeds, fertilizers, and other supplies. As a result, he will be able to generate more income and continue helping with the household expenses without any limitations.

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Don mario se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 10 años y eso le ha dado la capasidad y el conocimiento necesario para asistir sus cultivos, su principal siembra es el maiz y el sorgo, comercializa sus cultivos en agencias de granos basicos que estan cerca de su lugar de residencia, con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas ayuda en los gastos que su familia tiene, vive con su esposa y sus 2 hijos, mario esta solicitando un credito para poder comprar insumos agricolas que le ayuden en la siembra de sus cultivos como: abonos, semillas, fertilizantes, etc 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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 766
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,245,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mario Edgardo to buy compost, seeds, fertilizers, and other farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 3, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014