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Marina F. C. lives in the municipality of San Marcos in the country’s capital. Marina’s life has not been easy; since she was very young, she has supported her two children on her own.

Being a single mother has never been an obstacle for Marina who, with dedication and love for her children, has run a business selling blenders for 27 years. The need to support her two children in their studies has prompted her to request a loan to reinvest in her business and make it grow a little bit more.
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Marina F. C. vive en el municipio de San Marcos en la capital del país. La vida de Marina no ha sido fácil, pues desde muy joven mantiene por si sola a sus dos hijos. Ser madre soltera nunca ha sido un obstáculo para Marina, quien con dedicación y amor por sus hijos, ha logrado manejar por 27 años un negocio de venta de licuadoras. La necesidad de apoyar y respaldar a sus dos hijos en su educación, la ha llevado a solicitar un crédito para reinvertir en su negocio y hacerlo crecer un poco más.

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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
  • 841
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Marina buy blenders.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2009
Aug 8, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011