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María Esperanza
María Esperanza P. C. is 52 years old. She lives in Santa Ana, in San Salvador department, together with her elderly father.

María is a very hard-working lady who owns a seafood stall in San Jacinto market, in the same department. María has a lot of customers, thanks to whom she has a very stable business. This is very good for her since hers is the only source of income on which she has to live. María is requesting a loan so that she has the money she needs to buy a bigger variety of seafood, which sell well. In this way, María would like to grow her business and also be able to live a stable life together with her parents.
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María Esperanza P. C. de 52 años de edad, reside en Santa Anita, en el departamento de San Salvador, en donde vive únicamente junto a su padre de avanzada edad. María es una señora muy trabajadora, quien posee una venta de mariscos en el mercado de San Jacinto, en el mismo departamento. María posee muchos clientes, gracias a los cuales posee un negocio bastante estable, lo que es muy bueno para ella ya que es esta la única fuente de ingresos con la que cuenta para vivir. María solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para comprar mayor variedad de mariscos, los cuales son muy bien vendidos, de esta manera María desea hacer crecer su negocio y así mismo contar con una vida estable junto a sus padres.

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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
  • 676
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,152,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped María Esperanza to buy seafood to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2010
Jan 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011