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María Ana
María Ana A. M. is 43 years old and resides in Antiguo Cuscatlán, which is located in the Department of La Libertad. She lives in a rented house with her partner in life. María has a fruit and vegetable stand that she takes with her as she travels through the streets of Antiguo Cuscatlán. Her pickup truck holds the merchandise and enables her to sell her products and deliver them to the doors of her customers’ homes. María has been in this business for four years and has been able to attract many customers who buy fruits or vegetables every time she arrives in their neighborhood.

She is requesting a loan from Apoyo Integral so that she can buy fruits and vegetables in bulk to get the lowest prices. This will help her become more competitive in the market. She will also use part of her loan to get her vehicle inspected because it is one of the most important elements for her business. María wants to prosper and move forward with her sales so that she can earn a living in an appropriate manner.

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María Ana A. M. de 43 años de edad, reside en Antiguo Cuscatlán, ubicado en el departamento de La Libertad. Vive junto a su compañero de vida en casa arrendada. María posee una venta de frutas y verduras, la cual la comercializa de forma ambulante por todas las calles de Antiguo Cuscatlán, ella posee un pick up, en el cual coloca su mercadería, y de esta manera comercializa su producto, llevándolo hasta las puertas de los hogares. Desde hace cuatro años que ella se dedica a este trabajo, logrando obtener muchos clientes los cuales le compran frutas o verduras en cada ocasión que ella llega a sus colonias. María solicita un préstamo a Integral, a través del cual pueda comprar frutas y verduras por mayor, con el fin de poder obtenerla a menores precios y así ofrecerla de una forma más competitiva en el mercado. También solicita dicho préstamo para llevar su automóvil a revisión, ya que es este uno de los elementos más básicos para su negocio. María desea prosperar y seguir adelante con sus ventas, y de esta manera ganarse la vida de una manera adecuada.

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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
  • 717
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,126,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped María Ana purchase fruits & vegetables; pay for a vehicle inspection.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2011