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Margarita
Margarita E. is 33 years old and lives in the department of San Salvador along with her two children, ages 18 and 13. For the past 10 years Margarita has made a living selling flatbreads, lunches, tortillas, juices and sodas at the Sagrado Corazón (Sacred Heart) market, one of the biggest markets in the country's capital that sees an immense number of visitors every day. Margarita is very well known at her stand and has regular customers who eat at her business every day. She is a hard-working woman who dedicates herself to her job, making high-quality and flavorful meals that have made her so well known at her stand. It's thanks to this business that she has been able to provide for her household, since she doesn't have any other source to help out her children, who are dedicating themselves to their education. Margarita is requesting a loan so she can purchase corn, rice, cheese, beans, pork rinds, meats, vegetables, refreshments and everything else she needs to make more meals and in this way help her business prosper more.
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Margarita E. de 33 años de edad, reside en el departamento de San Salvador, lugar en el cual reside junto a su familia, la cual esta conformada por sus dos hijos de 18 y 13 años de edad. Desde hace 10 años que Margarita se gana la vida vendiendo pupusas, almuerzos, tortillas jugos y sodas en el mercado Sagrado Corazón, uno de los mercado más grandes de la capital del país y que cuenta con una inmensa afluencia de personas a diario, ella es muy conocida en el lugar y cuenta con clientes, los cuales comen en su negocio cada día, así mismo es muy conocida por las personas que llegan a comprar al mercado las cuales compran sus productos. Ella es una mujer muy trabajadora, quien se dedica mucho a su trabajo, elaborando comida de primera calidad y de muy buen sabor, lo cual la ha hecho tan conocida en el lugar. Es gracias a este negocio como ella ha podido sostener su hogar, ya que no posee ningún tipo de ayuda para mantener a sus hijos, los cuales se dedica a estudiar. Margarita solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar maíz, arroz, queso, frijoles, chicharrón, carnes, verduras, bebidas y todo lo necesario para elaborar más alimentos y de esta forma prosperar aún más en su negocio.

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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
  • 706
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,104,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Margarita purchase ingredients to be able to make more meals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 2, 2010
Listed
Jul 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 15, 2011