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Rosa Idalia
Rosa is 41 years old and for the past 4 years has been raising tilapia. She has a lot of clients that look for her because she sells tilapia at a very good price. With her earnings, she is able to cover certain costs at home. She lives in her own home with her husband. Her children are already independent and live in their own home but they help her from time to time. Rosa is requesting this loan in order to purchase food to fatten up her tilapia and to improve the tank that she keeps them in, which is the one shown in the picture. This will allow her to continue with her work and provide a better quality of life for her family.
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Doña rosa de 41 años de edad se dedica al cultivo de tilapias (peces) desde hace 4 años tiene mucha clientela que la busca porque vende las tilapias a buen precio, con las ganancias que obtiene logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, vive en casa propia con su esposo, sus hijos ya son independientes y viven en otra casa pero le ayudan en algunas ocasiones, doña rosa esta solicitando un crédito para poder comprar alimentos para engordar tilapias y poder mejorar el estanque donde realiza el cultivo que es el que muestra la fotografía, para seguir con su trabajo y asi poderle dar 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
  • 531
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,785,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Rosa Idalia purchase food for tilapia and improve the tank where she farms them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013