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52-year-old Mariano works in agriculture growing corn and beans. He lives in his own house with his wife and their 6 children. He sells his harvests in the markets close to his home, and with the profits he earns he manages to cover a number of the household expenses.

Mariano is applying for a loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, herbicides, pest control e.t.c. so that he has good harvests, and so he can earn better profits to give his family more financial stability.
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Mariano de 52 años de edad se dedica a la agricultura a la siembra de maíz y frijol, vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus 6 hijos, comercializa sus cosechas en los mercados que están cerca de su lugar de residencia, con las ganancias que obtiene logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, mariano esta solicitando un crédito para la compra de semillas, fertilizantes, herbicidas, controles de plagas, etc. para tener buenas cosechas y asi el pueda obtener mejores ganancias para darle a su familia una 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
  • 549
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,835,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mariano to buy seeds, fertilizers, herbicides, pest control e.t.c.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014