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Maria Berta
María lives in her own house with her husband and two children who are minors. She and her husband work growing corn and beans. She’s been doing this for several years and when the harvest is ready she heads out to the markets near her place of residence to sell them like shown in the photo. She uses profits earned to cover household expenses.

María’s requesting a loan to buy farm supplies like fertilizer, manure, seeds, etc. to grow basic grains in order to increase sales and earn more profits to give her family greater economic stability.
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Doma Maria vive en casa propia con su esposo y sus 2 hijos quienes son menores de edad, se dedica al cultivo de maiz y frijol con su esposo tiebne varios años de realizar dicha actividad cuando ya esta lista su cosecha sale a comercializarlos a los mercados que estan cerca de su lugar de reidencia asi como muestra la fotografia y con las ganancias que obtiene logran cubrir los gastos de su hogar. doña maria solicita un crédito para la compra de insumos agrícolas como fertilizantes, abonos, semillas, etc para el cultivo de granos básicos para así hacer mas ventas y obtener mas ganancias y darle a su familia una mejor estabilidad economica.

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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
  • 727
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,039,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Maria Berta to buy farm supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 16, 2013
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014