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María Sonia
María Sonia B. D. M. is 34 years old and lives in Mejicanos, in the San Salvador department of El Salvador. She lives with her husband, three young children, sister, and two nephews. María is a very hardworking person who owns her own sewing shop. She also repairs and sells sewing machines with her husband who sells them in downtown San Salvador. Additionally, María makes children's clothing and bedding. She sells these items on the streets in downtown San Salvador. María is requesting a loan with the enormous wish of obtaining more materials to make garments with and to buy more sewing machines and some spare parts. In this way, María and her husband hope to improve their business which is the only source of income they have.
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María Sonia B. D. M. D. 34 años D. edad, resiD. en Mejicanos en el departamento D. San Salvador, mismo lugar en el cual vive junto a su esposo, tres hijos menores D. edad, su hermana y dos sobrinos. María es una persona muy trabajadora quien posee su propio taller D. costura, así mismo se dedica a la venta y reparación D. máquinas D. coser, actividad la cual realiza junto a su esposo, quien venD. las máquinas D. cocer en el centro D. San Salvador. Así mismo María al elaborar ropa D. niños y ropa D. cama, sale a venderla en el centro D. San Salvador, en donD. la comercializa D. forma ambulante. María solicita un préstamo con el enorme deseo D. contar con mayor materia prima para elaborar las prendas D. vestir, así mismo para comprar más maquinas D. coser y algunos repuestos, así D. esta manera tanto María como su esposo esperan mejorar su negocio, el cual es la única fuente D. ingresos que poseen.

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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
  • 790
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,698,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped María Sonia to buy fabrics to make clothing with, and to buy sewing machines to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 17, 2010
Jan 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012