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Ana S. D. R. is a very hardworking and responsible woman. Though she is 71 years old, Ana works very hard, day after day, in order to obtain the income necessary to make ends meet. Ana lives with her husband, who is retired, and with her three grandchildren, who are 4, 9, and 18 years old. The grandchildren are in Ana's care, and they live all together in the municipality of Ilopango, located in the Department of San Salvador.

Ana makes her living by selling shoes for men, women, and children, as well as sandals for ladies. She sells these products both from her home and door-to-door, visiting various public sector companies where she has a lot of clients. Ana has been doing this work for several years, and, as a result, has a lot of clients whom she trusts completely; this allows Ana to sell her products not only for cash but also on credit, and this, in turn, enables Ana to buy more shoes.

Ana is seeking a loan in order to purchase a larger quantity of footwear in a variety of styles and colors. This would allow her to have more clients and thus greater income for her home. Ana is a very hardworking woman - despite her years, she wants to grow as a merchant and thus ensure that she has a stable and quiet life in her old age.
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Ana S. D. R., es una señora muy trabajadora y responsable, la cual a sus 71 años D. edad se esfuerza día con día para obtener las ganancias necesarias para salir adelante, vive junto a su esposo quien es jubilado y junto a tres nietos D. 4, 9 y 18 años D. edad, los cuales se encuentran al cuidado D. Ana y con quienes vive en el municipio D. Ilopango, ubicado en el departamento D. San Salvador. La señora Ana se dedica a la venta D. zapatos para mujeres, niños y hombres, así mismo sandalias para damas, calzado el cual comercializa en su casa D. habitación y así mismo las venD. visitando diferentes empresas gubernamentales en las cuales posee muchos clientes los cuales le compran sus productos ya sea al crédito como al contado, debido a que desD. hace varios años que ella se dedica a este trabajo, hay muchas personas las cuales cuentan con toda la confianza D. Ana para que les venda sus productos a crédito, lo cual le permite que le compran más zapatos. La señora Ana solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad D. zapatos en diferentes estilos y colores, lo cual le permita contar con más clientes y D. esta forma con más ingresos para su hogar. Ana es una señora muy trabajadora, la cual a pesar D. sus años desea crecer como comerciante y D. esta forma poseer una vida estable y tranquila en su vejez.

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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
  • 716
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  • $26,152,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ana purchase of shoes and sandals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2010
Jun 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011