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María Isabel
María Isabel R. is 41 years old and lives in the city of Soyapango, located in the department of San Salvador. She lives with her 18 year old son who is going to school. María sells and makes tortillas. This business allows her to have everything necessary for her home, since María is the only person that works. She is seeking a loan through Integral (Kiva’s field partner) so that she can have the necessary amount of money to buy corn wholesale to have a lower price in the raw product, as well to buy additional tanks of propane gas to have a small supply of it since it sometimes becomes scarce and the price rises which means a great loss in profits. María wishes to improve her sales by serving a greater quantity of customers so that she can have greater economic stability so wished by her and her son.
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María Isabel R. de 41 años de edad, reside en la ciudad de Soyapango, ubicado en el departamento de San Salvador. Vive junto a su hijo de 18 años de edad, quien se dedica a estudiar. María posee una venta de tortillas, en la cual se dedica a elaborarlas, este negocio le permite contar con todo lo necesario para el hogar, ya que es María la única persona que trabaja, por esta razón solicita un préstamo a Integral, por medio del cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para comprar maíz por mayor, de manera que lo obtenga a menor precios, así mismo comprar tambos de gas, para tener una pequeña provisión de este, ya que en ciertas ocasiones el gas propano escasea y sube de precio, lo que significa muchas perdidas para ella. María desea poder mejorar sus ventas, atendiendo mayor cantidad de clientes y de esta manera contar con la estabilidad económica tan deseada por ella y su hijo.

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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
  • 699
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,170,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped María Isabel to buy corn and propane gas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2010
Apr 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2011