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Lorena Del Carmen
Lorena, 30, lives with her husband and two children (7 and 14 years old). She works in agriculture farming corn, beans, and sorghum. With the proceeds from selling her crop, she's able to pay for the house expenses.

She will use the credit to buy inputs and continue farming to increase her income from selling. She hopes to have a better life for her family and herself.
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Doña lorena de 30 años de edad vive con su esposo y sus dos hijos (7 y 14 años)su fuente de trabajo es ser agricultora; siembra maiz, frijol y maicillo, con las ventas que hace de sus cultivos ayuda a solventar los gastos del hogar, solicita credito para poder comprar insumos y asi seguir cultivando y teniendo mas ganancias de sus ventas y poder tener una mejor vida para ella y la de 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
  • 549
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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 $300 helped Lorena Del Carmen to buy agricultural inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 26, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014