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María Eva Del Carmen
María Eva del Carmen H. C. is 48 years old and resides in the Department of Usulután, which is located in the eastern part of the country. She lives with her husband, who helps with her business, and her elderly mother. María has a fruit and vegetable stand in the Santiago de María Municipal Market, which is also in eastern El Salvador. She and her husband have managed this business for many years and it has helped them move forward so that they can have a decent life. It has provided them with the most basic necessities for them to survive.


For this reason, María is requesting a loan so that she will have the necessary funds to invest in her business. She will buy a variety of vegetables as well as all kinds of seasonal fruits that people are requesting more of, such as mangos and plums. The fruits are greatly consumed in the months of March and April because of the Holy Week festivities. Since more fruit is traditionally purchased around this time, María wants to take advantage of the season so that she can earn extra income to help stabilize her household finances.

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María Eva del Carmen H. C. de 48 años de edad, reside en el departamento de Usulután, ubicado al oriente del país. Vive junto a su esposo el cual le ayuda con el negocio y junto a su madre de avanzada edad. María posee una venta de frutas y verduras, la cual esta ubicada en el mercado municipal de Santiago de María siempre al oriente del país. Lugar en el cual trabaja desde hace muchos años atrás, es a través de este negocio en que María y su esposo han logrado salir adelante y así contar con una vida digna, en la cual han contado con lo más necesario y básico para sobrevivir. Es por esta razón que María solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para poder invertir más en su negocio, comprando gran variedad de verduras, así como todo tipo de frutas de estación la cual las personas buscan más, tales como mango y jocotes que son muy consumidos en el mes de marzo y abril por razón de las fiestas de Semana Santa en la cual es una tradición consumirlas, es por esto que María desea aprovechar esta temporada y así obtener algo de dinero extra lo cual sea de mucha ayuda para la estabilidad económica de su 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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 636
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,100,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped María Eva Del Carmen purchase fruits & vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 23, 2010
Listed
Mar 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 16, 2011