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María Celia García
María Celia G. is 48 years old and resides in Ahuachapán with her three children, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter. Despite this, Maria Celia works only to support two of her children who are minors and are in school. She owns a business where she sells cakes, breads, sodas, candy and fruit, all around Ahuachapán. She has several carts from which she distributes her products. María Celia has been working this way for more than 13 years and has been able to expand her business to the surrounding areas. She is requesting a loan so that she can invest more in her business. As a single mother, she strives every day to support her children and be able pay the household expenses. This is why her greatest desire is to continue to expand her business and be able to provide a better life for her children.
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María Celia G. de 48 años de edad, reside en Ahuachapán junto a sus tres hijos una nuera y una nieta. A pesar de esto María Celia trabaja únicamente para sostener a dos de sus hijos los cuales son menores de edad y se dedican a estudiar. Ella posee un negocio en el cual vende tortas, panes, sodas, golosinas y frutas, en todos los alrededores de Ahuachapán, ya que posee varios carretones en los cuales distribuye sus productos. María Celia tiene más de 13 años de trabajar de esta manera, logrando expandirse por todos los alrededores del lugar. Ella solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda invertir más en su negocio, ya que como madre soltera se esfuerza día con día para llevar el sustento para sus hijos y poder solventar todos los gastos del hogar, es por esto que su mayor anhelo es seguir creciendo en su negocio y poder brindarle una mejor vida a sus hijos.

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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
  • 645
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  • $28,150,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped María Celia García purchase more products to sell from her carts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2009
Apr 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010