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Maria Santos
Maria, 56, has worked in agriculture for several years and this has given her the skills and knowledge necessary to take care of her crops. Her main crop is corn. She sells her crop to basic grain agencies that are near her home. The profits obtained from her sales help her with household expenses. She lives with her two children.

Maria is requesting a loan to be able to buy agricultural supplies that help her in the planting of her crops such as manure, seeds, and fertilizers which will allow her to improve the land, shown in the photograph, to have better harvests and thus be able to have better profits and to continue helping in the expenses of her house without any limitations
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Doña maria de 56 años de edad se dedica a la agricultura desde hace varios años y eso le ha dado la capasidad y el conocimiento necesario para asistir sus cultivos, su principal siembra es el maiz, 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 sus dos hijos, Doña maria esta solicitando un credito para poder comprar insumos agricolas que le ayuden en la siembra de sus cultivos como: abonos, semillas, fertilizantes y darle una mejora a terreno que meustra la fotgrafia para tener mejores cosechas 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
  • 572
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,025,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Maria Santos to purchase agricultural supplies and improve her land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 9, 2013
Listed
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014