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Lidia Ester
Lidia Ester lives with her husband, and three minor children who are in school. Lidia has a small parcel of land where devotes herself entirely to growing corn and beans. Lidia is 41 years old, and despite this, she works hard alongside her husband carrying out the planting and harvesting. Thanks to this, she has managed to move forward in life.

Lidia is applying for a loan, by means of which she will be able to buy all the agricultural supplies she needs for planting, so that she hopes to obtain a greater quantity of harvest. As well, she wishes to buy more pesticides, in order to ensure that the well-being of her harvest, which will be of great benefit to her business and her family.
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Lidia Ester, vive junto a su esposo y tres hijos menores de edad que se dedican a estudiar. Lidia cuenta con una pequeña parcela en la cual se dedica por completo sembrando maíz y frijoles. Lucia tiene 41 años de edad y a pesar de esto trabajo arduamente junto a su esposo realizando la siembra y corte de granos, gracias a lo cual han logrado salir adelante. Lidia solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar todos los insumos necesarios para la siembra, con lo que ella espera obtener mayor cantidad de cosecha. Así mismo desea comprar más pesticidas para garantizar el bienestar de su cosecha, lo que será de mucho beneficio para su negocio y su familia.

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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
  • 555
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Lidia Ester to buy agricultural supplies for maintaining her crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 8, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013