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Mercedes G. D. A., 57, lives with her daughter, son-in-law and 6-year-old grandson in Usulután department. Mercedes works in her own business selling sea food in the Usulután Regional Market, one of the department’s largest markets, which has a large daily affluence of customers who buy her products. She has been in business for 20 years so she is very well known there.

She is asking for funds to buy a larger variety of sea food as well as larger quantities of them because it’s a product with high demand not only due to the good prices Mercedes charges but also because of the high quality of her selections.

It is thanks to this business that Mercedes is able to meet all her personal expenses as well as proviD. a small assistance to her family.
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Mercedes G. D. A., vive junto a su hija, su yerno y un pequeño nieto D. 6 años D. edad con quienes vive en el departamento D. Usulután. A sus 57 años D. edad, Mercedes trabaja en su propio negocio el cual es una venta D. mariscos la cual está ubicada en el mercado regional D. Usulután, uno D. los mercados más grandes D. ese departamento, por lo que cuenta con una gran afluencia D. personas, las cuales a diario compran esto productos. DesD. hace 20 años que Mercedes se dedica a este negocio por lo que es muy conocida en el lugar. Ella solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar mayor variedad D. mariscos y así mismo mayor cantidad D. D. estos, esto debido a que son un producto que posee gran demanda ya que no sólo se comercializan a excelentes precios sino también los mariscos que Mercedes ofrece son D. muy buena calidad. Es gracias a este negocio como Mercedes solventa todos sus gastos personales y así mismo le brinda una pequeña ayuda a su familia.

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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
  • 845
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  • $28,256,250
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mercedes to buy assorted sea food to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2010
Oct 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011