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Rosa is 62 years old. She has been growing corn, beans and eggplants for 10 years. She uses the profit from her sales to pay for the household expenses. She lives in a house she owns with her husband and two sons.
Rosa is asking for a loan to purchase what she needs for the sowing such as manure, chemical fertilizers, seeds, etc. This will allow her to continue growing her crops and improve her family's quality of life.
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Doña rosa de 62 años de edad se dedica al cultivo de maíz, frijol y berenjenas, desde hace 10 años con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar los gastos de su hogar, vive en casa propia con su esposo y sus dos hijos, doña rosa solicita un crédito para poder comprar todo lo necesario para su siembra como fertilizantes, abonos, semillas, etc. para seguir con su cosecha y poder darle una mejor vida a 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
  • 686
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,576,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Rosa to purchase manure, chemical fertilizers, seeds, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 28, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014