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María Isabel
María Isabel P. O., age 48, lives with her only daughter who is 16 years old. They live in the Lourdes Colón municipality. María has a diner named Karen, which is located in her house. She has worked there for 14 years making breakfasts and lunches. At first she only sold the meals to her neighbors. But now she sells to public transportation motorists. This has allowed her to increase her sales and become more well-known in her area.

María needs to be able to increase her raw materials in order to be able to wait on more customers. That is why she is requesting a loan from Integral. She will use the loan to buy a greater quantity of vegetables, basic grains, fruit, juices, sodas, and everything that is needed to be able to better tend to her customers. She will also be able to take care of more customers.

She very much wishes to be able to take advantage to the maximum of this situation. This is because it is the only way that she earns a living. It has allowed her to be able to support her daughter for a long time. She is a single mother, and she is the only one that watches out for her home and her daughter’s well-being.
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María Isabel P. O. de 48 años de edad, vive junto a su única hija de 16 años de edad, con quien vive en el municipio de Lourdes Colón. María posee un comedor llamado Karen, el cual esta ubicado en su casa de habitación, en donde ha trabajado durante 14 años, haciendo desayunos y al almuerzos, los cuales en un principio únicamente vendía con sus vecinos, pero que en la actualidad vende incluso con motoristas del transporte público, lo cual le ha permitido incrementar sus ventas y así mismo ser más conocida en el lugar, María lo que necesita es poder incrementar su materia prima para poder atender a más clientes, es por esto que ella solicita un préstamo a Integral, por medio del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad de verduras, granos básicos, fruta, jugos, sodas, todo lo necesario para poder atender mejor a sus clientes y así mismo atender a más clientes. Ella desea mucho poder aprovechar al máximo esta situación, debido a que es la única forma en la cual se gana la vida, y la cual le ha permitido poder sostener a su hija durante mucho tiempo, ya que ella es madre soltera, y es la única que vela por el bienestar de su hogar y el de su hija.

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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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 479
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,095,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped María Isabel buy raw materials to make food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 23, 2010
Listed
Jun 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 15, 2011