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Candida M. D. E. is 45 years old and lives with her three children, all of whom are dependent on her. She is a single mother and lives with her family in the Department of San Salvador. Candida manages a cybercafé where she provides Internet services and sells merchandise such as notebooks, pencils, pens, different types of stationery, CDs, and other items. Her business allows her to help her children, since they all work hard to get ahead.

Candida is requesting a loan because she wants to improve her service. She plans to buy headphones, web cameras, new monitors, speakers, and other needed accessories for the computers she makes available for rent. Candida wants to keep growing so that she will have a stable business, which will help her proviD. better financial stability for herself and her family.

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Candida M. D. E. D. 45 años D. edad, vive junto a tres hijos, los cuales dependen por completo D. ella, debido a que Candida es madre soltera, junto a ellos resiD. en el departamento D. San Salvador. Ella posee un ciber café, en el cual brinda el servicio D. Internet y así mismo comercializa otros artículos como: cuadernos, lápices, lapiceros, diferentes tipos D. papelería, CD’s y otros más. En el negocio le ayudan sus hijos, D. modo que todos trabajan muy duro para sacar adelante su hogar. Candida solicita un préstamo con el deseo D. mejorar su servicio, comprando productos como: audífonos, cámaras web, nuevos monitores, parlantes y otros accesorios muy útiles y necesarios para las computadoras que él alquila. D. esta forma Candida desea ir creciendo más y más y así contar con un negocio muy estable, el cual le brinD. una mejor estabilidad económica para ella y su familia.

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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
  • 755
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,201,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Candida purchase computer accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2010
Oct 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2011