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Alba Marisol
Alba is 31 and lives in her own house with her husband and their two children, aged 14 and 4. She has been growing corn for the last 4 years, and she sells her produce in various markets near her house. Her husband helps her with the sowing. They use the money they make from the sales to cover some of their household costs.

Alba is asking for this loan to buy items such as manure, seeds, fertiliser and pest control to continue planting in order to improve profits and provide her family with better financial stability.
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Alba de 31 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposo y sus dos hijos de 14 y 4 años de edad, ella se dedica al cultivo de elotes desde hace 4 años, comercializa sus productos en los diferentes mercados que se encuentran cerca de su lugar de residencia, su esposo le ayuda en la siembra, y con lo que obtienen de sus ventas logran solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, Alba está solicitando un crédito para la compra de abonos, semillas, fertilizantes, controles de plagas, etc. así seguir con sus siembra, para obtener mejores ganancias y poderle dar 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
  • 698
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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 $1,000 helped Alba Marisol to buy manure, seeds, fertilisers, pest control, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 16, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013