29-year old Debbie Lizzette S. D. Ardón lives in San Antonio del Monte which is located in Sonsonate Department. She lives with her 4-year old and 6-year old children who are students in the local school. Her husband lives in the United States and sends money back to her. In spite of this, Debbie is an enterprising young woman who desires to get ahead and be able to have a better life both for her own and her children's sake. She has run a stall selling men's clothing for seven years.
Debbie is asking for a loan so that she can buy more men's clothing and in this way increase sales even more. Despite her age, she is a hardworking person who gets good references from her neighbours and friends since she is well-known for being responsible and looking out for the wellbeing of her two children.
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.