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Maria Matilde
Maria lives in her own home with her two children, ages 17 and 19. She has worked in agriculture for several years and sows beans and corn. With her income she is able to cover her household's costs. She is a responsible, honest, and hard-working woman. She is requesting a loan for the purchase of supplies such as fertilizer, manure, pesticides, herbicides, and seeds. This is because her income is not enough to cover these costs. With this loan, she will be able to make more income and have greater economic stability.
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Doña Maria vive en casa propia con sus dos hijos de 19 y 17 años de edad, ella se dedica a la agricultura desde hace varios años siembra frijol y maíz y con las ventas que realiza de sus cosechas logra solventar los gastos que tiene en su hogar, es una mujer responsable, honesta y trabajadora. Ella está solicitando un crédito para poder comprar insumos como: fertilizantes, abonos, pesticidas, herbicidas, semillas, etc. ya que con lo que gana no le alcanza para cubrir esos gastos y así tener mejores ingresos y tener un mejor estabilidad económica

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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
  • 507
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,386,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Maria Matilde to buy seeds, fertilizer, manure, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 26, 2013
May 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014