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60-year-old Maribel lives in her own house with her husband and her five children. She has made a living from agriculture for several years. She plants corn and beans. When the harvest is ready she stores her crops in the silos shown in the photograph. With the profits she obtains from her sales she manages to cover her household expenses. Maribel is requesting a loan in order to be able to buy seeds, fertilizer, compost, herbicide, etc. and continue sowing and harvesting so she can give her family better economic stability.
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Doña Maribel de 60 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposo y sus cinco hijos, ella se dedica a la agricultura desde hace varios años siembra maíz y frijol cuando su cosecha ya esta lista la almacena en los graneros que muestra la fotografía, con las ganancias que obtienen de sus ventas logra solventar los gastos de su hogar, doña Maribel esta solicitando un crédito para poder comprar semillas, fertilizantes, abonos, herbicida, etc. para seguir con sus cosechas y poderle dar a su familia una mejor estabilidad económica.

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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
  • 834
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,317,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Maribel to buy seeds, fertilizer, compost, herbicide, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 29, 2013
Jun 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014