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María Olinda
María Olinda M., age 49, lives in the Ilopango municipality. She lives with her family, which is comprised of her husband and their two children. Her husband works for a private company.

María is a seamstress. She makes formal clothes, uniforms, and casual clothes. She is quite meticulous, and she does very good work. This allows her to have many loyal customers like her relatives, friends, and neighbors. One of her best qualities is being responsible.

María works by orders. She also makes clothes to sell in her house, which is where she makes the clothes.

María is requesting a loan to be able to buy fabric in different colors and patterns. She will also buy thread, needles, and everything that is needed to make clothes. María is sure that this way her business will be able to improve. Then she will get greater income, which will be beneficial for her household.
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María Olinda M. de 49 años de edad, reside en el municipio de Ilopango, lugar en el cual vive junto a su grupo familiar el cual esta conformado por: su esposo el cual trabaja para una empresa privada, y junto a sus dos hijos. María tiene como profesión el ser costurera, ella se encarga de confeccionar ropa formal, uniformes y ropa casual, ella es alguien muy detallista quien desarrolla un trabajo muy bueno, lo que le permite contar con la fidelidad de muchos clientes como familiares, amigos y vecinos, ya que la responsabilidad es una de las mejorar cualidades de ella. María elabora trabajos por encargo y así mismo elabora prendas de vestir para vender en su casa de habitación, donde también se dedica a elaborar su trabajo. María solicita un préstamo con el fin de poder comprar telas en diferentes colores y estampados, así mismo comprar hilo, agujas y todo lo necesario para elaborar la ropa, María posee la certeza que de esta manera su negocio podrá mejorar y así obtener mayores ganancias las cuales sean de beneficio para su hogar.

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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
  • 620
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,057,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped María Olinda buy fabric, thread, and buttons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 20, 2010
Listed
Aug 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 15, 2011