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Laura
Laura L. V., 45, lives in the Salvadoran "departamento" of La Libertad with her husband, a fisherman, and their two grown children, the oldest of whom helps with the business. Laura not only manages the family business--seafood sales--but also takes care of the couple's younger, special-needs child. Laura works very hard during the week, selling different kinds of seafood, and sales are steady. The business is located in the port area of La Libertad and the business can depend on the large number of tourists who come here. Laura is applying for a loan that she will use to increase her inventory and, in turn, her income.
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Laura L. V. de 45 años de edad, reside en el departamento de La Libertad, junto a su esposo el cual trabaja como pescador, y así mismo vive junto a dos hijos mayores de edad, de los cuales el mayor le ayuda con el negocio, ya que Laura no sólo trabaja en su casa vendiendo mariscos y cócteles, sino que también se dedica al cuidado de su hijo menor quien es especial. Laura trabaja arduamente durante toda la semana, comercializando diferentes tipos de mariscos, sus ventas sus muy estables ya que se encuentra en el puerto de La Libertad en donde hay una gran afluencia de turistas que visitan el lugar. Laura solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para comprar más mariscos y de esta forma mejorar sus 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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 469
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,135,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Laura buy merchandise to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 26, 2010
Listed
Nov 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 15, 2011