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Elsy Alicia
Elsy, 62, lives in her own house with her family. She works in agriculture and her main crops are corn and beans but she also grows other vegetables. With profits earned from her sales she’s able to cover some of her household’s expenses.

Elsy’s asking for a loan to buy seeds, manure, herbicide, fertilizer, etc. as shown in the photo to continue with her crops and earning higher profits to have better economic stability.
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Doña elsy de 62 años de edad vive con su familia en casa propia, ella se dedica a la agricultura su principal siembra es el maíz y frijol también siembra hortalizas, con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, Doña Elsy solicita un crédito que le permita comprar semillas, abonos, herbicidas, fertilizantes, etc. asi como muestra en la fotografía, para seguir con sus cosechas y tener mejores ganancias para tener una mejor estabilidad económica.

Additional Information

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
  • 698
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,661,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Elsy Alicia to buy seeds and farm supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013