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Mario Alberto
Mario lives with his wife and six children. There are two 4-year-old twins, and the other children are 11, 14, 16, and 18. They live in a highly agricultural area on the slopes of a hill.

He cultivates approximately 9 acres of corn and sorghum, and stores his harvest in the metal silo that appears in the photograph. He needs $700 so that he can prepare the land for the new planting season. He will purchase supplies such as fertilizer, herbicides and insecticides.
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Don Mario, vive con su esposa y sus 6 hijos (18, 16, 14, 11, y 2 de 4 años-gemelos-), en una zona eminentemente agricola ya que se ubica en las faldas de un cerro del lugar, el cultiva 5 mz de maiz y maicillo, cuya cosecha resguarda en el silo (recipiente metalico) en el que aparece en la fotografia. Necesita $700 para invertir nuevamente para preparar la tierra para la siembra (insumos como abonos, herbicidas e insecticidas) del maiz y el maicillo

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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
  • 718
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,637,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Mario Alberto to buy supplies for growing corn and sorghum.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 23, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014