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María Teresa
María Teresa Q. V. D. S. is 65 years old and lives in San Martín next to her son. She has a store in her house where she sells sweets, drinks, shampoo, and other products. María has had her business for forty years and is therefore very well known in her area and can count on loyal clients. María Teresa enjoys a great reputation because since her husband died she has had to work very hard to get ahead, together with her son.

She's asking for a loan so she can get the necessary working capital to increase the amount of products she has in her store. In this way she can have a more relaxed life in which she'll have everything necessary to have a dignified life in her old age.
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María Teresa Q. V. D. S. D. 65 años D. edad resiD. en San Martín junto a su hijo. Ella posee una tienda en su propia casa, ahí comercializa golosinas, bebidas, shampoo, y otros productos más. María tiene 40 años D. poseer su negocio, y es por esto que es muy conocida en el lugar, contando con la fidelidad D. muchos clientes. María Teresa, es una mujer que goza D. muy buena reputación, ya que al morir su esposo ella tuvo que trabajar muy duro para poder seguir adelante junto a su hijo. Ella solícita un préstamo a través del cual pueda obtener el capital D. trabajo necesario para aumentar más productos en su tienda y D. esta manera tener una vida más tranquila, en la cual posea todo lo necesario para tener una vida digna en su vejez.

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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
  • 737
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,041,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped María Teresa compra de más productos para negocio.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2009
Apr 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010