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Teresa De Jesús
Teresa de Jesús M. is 36 years old and resides in Nahuizalco, which is located in the Department of Sonsonate. She lives with her husband who works as a carpenter. Her mother-in-law takes care of the household chores and looks after her three children (ages 6, 4, and 1). The two older children are in school.

Teresa has been selling vegetables for 10 years. Her business is in the Santa Tecla Market, located in the Department of La Libertad. Each morning she has to travel a great distance in order to get to work. Teresa is requesting a loan so that she can have the financial capability to restock her business. She will buy a large quantity of vegetables, especially the ones that she sells the most. Teresa hopes to improve her sales and obtain more earnings that will be of great benefit to her household. She is a cheerful woman who has many good references from her neighbors. They consider her to be a hardworking woman who has great desire to succeed.

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Teresa de Jesús M. de 36 años de edad, reside en Nahuizalco, ubicado en el departamento de Sonsonate, lugar en el cual vive junto a su esposo quien trabaja como carpintero, su suegra quien se dedica a los quehaceres del hogar y junto a sus tres hijos de 6, 4 y 1 años de edad, de los cuales los dos mayores estudian. Teresa se dedica a la venta de verduras desde hace 10 años, negocio el cual está ubicado en el mercado de Santa Tecla, ubicado en el departamento de La Libertad, por lo que cada mañana debe viajar una larga distancia para poder llegar a su lugar de trabajo. Teresa solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda contar con la capacidad económica para surtir su negocio, comprando mayor cantidad de verduras, sobre todo aquellas que se venden más, esto con el deseo de mejorar sus ventas y poder obtener mayores ganancias las cuales sean de gran beneficio para su familia y hogar. Ella es una mujer muy alegre que cuenta con muy buenas referencias por parte de sus vecinos, ya que es una mujer muy trabajadora y con muchos deseos de salir adelante.

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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
  • 720
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,095,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Teresa De Jesús purchase vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2011