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Pastora V. C. is 75 years old and lives in Cojutepeque, located in the department of Cuscatlán where she lives with her minor granddaughters. She is a very courageous and hard working woman. She has a store where she sells perishables and staples, which is a great support for herself and for her granddaughters who depend on this business. Pastora works hard to provide all the necessities to her two small granddaughters so that they have a better life. This is why her business is so important since it is the key to the stability of her family. She is requesting a loan to buy more merchandise for the store to increase those products which are in higher demand and thus earn more profits.
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Pastora V. C. de 75 años de edad, reside en Cojutepeque, ubicado en el departamento de Cuscatlán, lugar en el cual vive junto a sus nietas menores de edad. Ella es una señora muy esforzada y trabajadora, posee una tienda de productos perecederos y de productos de primera necesidad, la cual es un gran apoyo tanto para ella como para sus nietas quienes dependen de este negocio. Pastora trabaja muy duro para brindarles todo lo necesario a sus dos pequeñas nietas, de forma que cuenten con una vida mejor por lo que su negocio es de mucha importancia, ya que es clave para la estabilidad de su familia. Ella solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad de mercadería para la tienda, aumentado aquellos productos los cuales poseen más demanda, y de esta forma percibir más ganancias.

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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
  • 726
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,061,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Pastora purchase perishables and staples to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2010
Oct 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2011