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Sandra Maribel
Sandra lives with 6 relatives who help her to raise and fatten pigs. In the picture you can see the stalls where she keeps her animals so they won't be stolen. Additionally, she bakes sweet cheese pound-cakes on Sundays.
She is asking for financing to buy supplies to fatten her pigs, because she can get a better price for them if they have gained weight.
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Doña Sandra vive con 6 familiares, que le ayudan en la crianza y engorde de cerdos (en la fotografia se logran visualizar los corrales o barracas, que es donde resguarda a los animales para que no se los roben. Adicionalmente, hornea quezadillas los dias domingos. Esta solicitando financiamiento para el engorde de sus cerdos, ya que los vende a mejor precio, si han ganado peso

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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
  • 550
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,835,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sandra Maribel to buy supplies to feed her pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2013
Mar 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014