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Kelin Victoria
Kelin Victoria P. L. is 28 years old and lives in Arce City, located in the area of La Libertad. She lives with her 9 year old daughter, who is a student. Kelin works selling tortillas, which are part of the daily diet of Salvadorans and are eaten as often at noon as they are at night or at any of the three mealtimes. Her business has proven itself to be very profitable. She is in charge of preparing the tortillas, and people then come to her home to buy them. In order to earn extra income, she also sells used clothing for men, women, and children, that has been imported from the United States. Kelin is asking Integral for a loan to buy corn in bulk and also to buy a greater quantity of clothing in different sizes, prints, colors, and styles, which will allow her to get more customers and increase earnings. Kelin is a young woman who has gotten ahead despite the difficulties she has faced--which have made her biggest goal to grow her business in order to provide more financial stability for her daughter and to give her a better future.
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Kelin Victoria P. L. de 28 años, vive en Ciudad Arce, ubicado en el departamento de La Libertad. Vive junto a su única hija de 9 años de edad, la cual se dedica a estudiar. Kelin posee una venta de tortillas, las cuales son parte de la dieta diaria de los salvadoreños y es consumida tanto en el mediodía como en la noche o incluso en los tres tiempos de comida. Este ha demostrado ser un negocio muy rentable, en el cual ella se encarga de elaborar las tortillas, que posteriormente las personas llegan a comprar a su casa de habitación. Así mismo para obtener algunas ganancias extras, ella vende ropa usada para niños, hombre y mujeres, la cual es exportada de Los Estados Unidos. Kelin solicita un préstamo a Integral a través del cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para comprar maíz por mayor y así mismo comprar mayor cantidad de ropa en diferentes, tallas, estampados, colores y estilos, lo que le permita obtener más clientela y de esta manera obtener mayores ganancias. Kelin es una joven quien ha logrado salir adelante pese a todas las dificultades a las que se ha enfrentado, es por esto que su mayor deseo es poder hacer crecer su negocio lo cual le permita brindarle una mayor estabilidad económica a su hija y así mismo darle un mejor futuro para ella.

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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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 597
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $21,986,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Kelin Victoria to buy corn and clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 19, 2010
Listed
Mar 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 16, 2011