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Jul 21, 2016 8:13 PM ET

Archived: El Salvador: A loan of $800 helps Mercedes De Los Angeles to buy sulfate, seeds, insecticides, herbicides, formula, etc.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 21, 2016

Mercedes De Los Angeles

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Mercedes De Los Angeles’s story

Mercedes, 35, lives in her own home with her family. She has worked in agriculture for several years growing corn and beans, and sells her produce in neighboring villages. She uses the profit from sales to cover household expenses.

She is applying for a loan to buy sulfate, seeds, insecticides, herbicides, formula, etc. to continue her work and improve her income. 

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess View original language description 

This loan is special because:

It serves farmers located near dangerous geographical regions. 

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More 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.

A loan of $800 helps to buy sulfate, seeds, insecticides, herbicides, formula, etc.

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Mercedes De Los Angeles

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