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Maria Esperanza
Maria is 48 years old and lives in her own house with her two children. She has worked growing corn and bananas and selling the fruit. She is honest, friendly, and very responsible. In addition, she is very attentive to her customers. In this way, she has been able to cover many of her family expenses.

She is asking for a loan to buy farming supplies such as fertilizer, manure, seeds, etc. In this way, she can continue her work and be able to improve her quality of life and her income.
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Doña Maria de 48 años de edad, vive en casa propia junto a sus dos hijos, ella se dedica al cultivo de maíz, guineos y a la venta de frutas, desde hace varios años. Ella es una persona honesta, amable y muy responsable, además muy atenta con sus clientes, de esta manera ha logrado solventar muchos de sus gastos familiares, Ella solicita un crédito para la compra de insumos agrícolas como: fertilizantes, abonos, semillas, etc. para seguir con su trabajo y poder mejorar su calidad de vida y mejorar sus ingresos.

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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 $300 helped Maria Esperanza buy fertilizer, manure, seeds, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2013
Sep 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014