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Mirian is 56 years old and lives in her own home with her partner and three children. She has made a living growing corn and sorghum for many years and that has given her the experience she needs to look after her crops. She sells her produce in the grain markets, and with the income she manages to pay her household expenses.

Miriam is requesting a loan to improve the plot of land where she plans to sow her crop, and to buy the necessary inputs such as fertilisers, weed-killers, compost and other items to get a good harvest. In this way she will be able to boost her profits and provide her family with more economic stability.
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Doña mirian de 56 años de edad vive en casa propia con su compañero de vida y sus tres hijos, ella se dedica al cultivo de maíz y maicillo desde hace varios años y eso le ha dado la experiencia necesaria para asistir sus cultivos, sus cosechas las comercializa en los mercados de granaos básicos con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar los gastos de su hogar. Doña miriam solicita un credito para poder mejorar el terreno donde piensa hacer su siembra y comprar los insumos necesarios como fertilizantes, herbicidas, abonos, entre otras cosas para tener buenas cosechas y asi ella pueda obtener mejores ganancias para darle a su familia una mejor estabilidad económica.

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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
  • 629
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,084,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Mirian to buy fertilisers, weed-killers, compost, seeds, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014