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Lidia Elizabeth
Lidia lives with her husband and her children in their own home. She has made a living in agriculture for fifteen years. She grows corn and sorghum. When her harvest is ready, she sells her items in the buying and selling markets that are close to her place of residence. With the profits that she makes from her sales, she is able to cover the home expenses.

She is requesting a loan in order to buy seeds, fertilizers, manure, herbicides, etc. She wants to be able to improve the land where she plants her harvest in order to make better profits, and to give her family a better quality of life.
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Lidia vive con su esposo y sus hijos en casa propia, ella se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 15 años siembra maíz y maicillo, cuando su cosecha ya esta lista la vende en los comercios de compra-venta que están cerca de su lugar de residencia con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar los gastos de su hogar, lidia solicita un crédito para poder comprar semillas, fertilizantes, abonos, herbicidas, etc. y también para poder mejorar el terreno donde siembra sus cosechas para obtener una mejor ganancia darle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 553
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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 $800 helped Lidia Elizabeth to buy seeds, fertilizers, manure, herbicides, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 22, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014