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María Gladis
María Gladis M. R. lives in the Apopa municipality of San Salvador. María lives with her husband and their four children. Three of her children are dependents who go to school. Her eldest daughter works. María’s husband works as a driver, and he earns $250 a month. This money is for the household expenses.

María works in her business of selling tortillas in her house. María and her husband value how important it is to support their children so that they can continue their education. They recognize how difficult it was for them to find work where they could earn a decent living to survive. That is why María is not resigned to leaving what she knows how to do. She wants to keep growing in her business so that her children can become professionals.

María is asking for a loan to buy corn because grain prices in the market have gone up. She will need to increase what she buys in order to increase her earnings.
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María Gladis M. R. reside en Apopa municipio de San Salvador. María vive con su esposo y sus cuatro hijos solo tres aun menores de edad y estudiantes, y su hija mayor empleada, El esposo de María trabaja como motorista y gana $250.00 mensuales los cuales destina para los gastos de la casa; y María trabaja en su negocio una venta de tortillas en su casa. María y su esposo valoran lo importante que es apoyar a sus hijos para seguir estudiando ya que reconocen como les ha costado a ellos encontrar trabajos donde puedan obtener ingresos dignos para sobrevivir, es por eso que María no se resigna a abandonar lo que sabe hacer y desea seguir creciendo en su negocio, mientras sus hijos sean unos profesionales, María solicita un crédito para compra de maíz ya que el precio de los granos ha subido en el mercado así que tendrá que aumentar sus comprar para poder ampliar sus ganancias.

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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
  • 785
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,231,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped María Gladis buy corn for tortillas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2009
Aug 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011