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Mercedes Alvarado
Mercedes is 38-years-old and lives with her large family in their own house. She makes a living by cultivating the land; mainly planting corn, beans, and sorghum. She has been doing this work for many years and this is how she is able to provide for her home. Cultivating the land is her main source of income, due to the fact that she does not know another way to bring the bread home each day. She does this work with much love and dedication, and thanks to her devotion to the job she has managed to earn the trust of many people who prefer her more each day.

She asks for this loan from INTEGRAL in order to invest in the purchase of necessary supplies (fertilizer, seeds, insecticide, etc.) since they are indispensable to getting a favorable harvest, which will allow her to continue providing for her home.
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Mercedes tiene 38 años de edad, y habita junto a su numeroso grupo familiar en casa de su propiedad. Ella se dedica al cultivo de la tierra principalmente siembra: maíz, frijoles y sorgo. Realiza esta activad desde hace muchos años y es así como puede llevar el sustento a su hogar. El cultivo de la tierra es su principal fuente de ingresos, debido a que no conoce otra forma de ganarse el pan de cada día. Con mucho amor y dedicación realiza esta actividad y gracias a su entrega en el trabajo ha logrado ganarse la confianza de muchas personas, las cuales cada día la prefieren más. Solicita este crédito a INTEGRAL para invertir en la compra de los insumos necesarios (abonos, semillas, insecticidas, etc.) ya que son indispensables para obtener una cosecha favorable la cual le permita continuar llevando el sustento a su hogar.

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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
  • 460
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,312,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mercedes Alvarado to buy fertilizer, seeds, insecticide, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 22, 2012
Jun 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013