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María Gloria
María Gloria M. D. V. is 42. She lives in San Juan Opico in the La Libertad department. She lives with her husband and two children.

She has a business selling “pupusas” (flatbread stuffed with meat, cheese, or vegetables) and tortillas. She also sells “chocobananos”, which are green bananas covered in chocolate and placed on a stick.

María is asking for a loan because she wants to be able to buy raw material to make the pupusas and tortillas. She also wants to be able to finish paying for a refrigerator. María wants to increase her sales and help her husband with the household expenses.
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María Gloria M. D. V. D. 42 años D. edad, resiD. en San Juan Opico en el departamento D. La Libertad. Vive junto a su esposo y dos hijos. Ella posee una venta D. pupusas y tortillas, así mismo venD. chocobananos, los cuales son guineos bañados D. chocolate y colocados en un palito. María solicita un préstamo ya que desea poder comprar materia prima para la elaboración D. las pupusas y tortillas, así mismo desea poder terminar D. pagar una refrigeradora. María desea aumentar sus ventas y ayudarle 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
  • 742
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,054,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped María Gloria buy corn, rice, beans, and cheese.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010