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Antonia, 58, lives in her own home with her husband and their 21-year-old son. She makes a living in agriculture, especially in planting corn and beans. For 25 years, she has sold different products in different markets near her home. With the money she earns, and with her husband's help, they are able to pay their household expenses. Antonia is requesting a loan to buy seeds, fertilizer, plague controllers, and other supplies. This will bring her a better crop and more income to give her family more economic stability.
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Antonia de 58 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposo y su hijo de 21 años de edad, ella se dedica a la agricultura especialmente a la siembra de maíz y frijol, desde hace 25 años, comercializa sus productos en los diferentes mercados que se encuentran cerca de su lugar de residencia, con las ganancias que obtiene y con la ayuda de su esposo logran solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, doña Antonia esta solicitando un crédito par al compra de semillas, fertilizantes, abonos, controles de plagas, etc. para poder obtener una mejor cosecha y una mejor ganancias para darle 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
  • 706
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,234,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Antonia to buy seeds, fertilizer, plague controllers, and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 26, 2013
Oct 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014