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Carmen Elena
Carmen Elena D. A., 38, lives in Lourdes Colón in the La Libertad department. She lives with her husband and daughter.

For a year she has been selling products like flour, sugar, leavening, and more for making bread.

Carmen is asking for a loan to invest in her business and get more stock. She hopes to improve her sales. Her oldest son is studying abroad. She hopes to get more earnings to be able to help her son more and to be able to contribute, with her husband, to the household expenses.
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Carmen Elena D. A. de 38 años de edad, reside en Lourdes Colón, departamento de La Libertad. Vive junto a su esposa y su hija. Ella posee desde hace un año una venta de productos para la elaboración de pan, productos como harina, azúcar, levadura, entre otros productos más. Carmen solícita un préstamo a través del cual pueda invertir en su negocio y surtirlo más, ya que espera mejorar sus ventas, debido a que su hijo mayor estudia en el extranjero, ella desea obtener más ganancias y poder ayudarle más a su hijo, así mismo poder contribuir junto a su esposo con los gastos del hogar.

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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
  • 826
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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 Carmen Elena buy more products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2009
Sep 30, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 23, 2011