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Santos H. G. is 40 years old. She lives with her son, who is only 14, in a small house that they rent since they don't own their own home. Santos is a real fighter who, through her work, has managed to get her son ahead in life. He is currently studying.

This woman dreams of seeing her son become a professional and she asks God for the strength she needs to continue helping him as best she can. Santos is a courageous and enterprising woman who sells vegetables in the center of San Salvador. She has a stall where she offers all types of vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, cabbages, green chilis, etc. Her products are very much in demand since she always keeps her products fresh and provides good customer service.

Santos is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL so that she can stock her small business and thereby offer a larger variety of vegetables for sale. In this way she will make more sales which will allow her to support herself financially and continue helping her son to improve himself.
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Santos H. G. de 40 años de edad, vive con su hijo de tan solo 14 años de vida, en una pequeña casita que alquila ya que no cuenta con casa propia. Santos es una mujer luchadora que con su trabajo ha sacado adelante a su hijo el cual se encuentra estudiando. Esta mujer sueña con ver a su hijo realizado profesionalmente y pide a Dios que le de la fuerzas necesarias para poder seguir ayudándole en lo que pueda. Una gran mujer valiente y emprendedora se dedica a la venta de verduras en el centro de San Salvador, tiene un puesto en el que ofrece todo tipo de verduras como: zanahorias, papas, repollos, chile verde, entre otros. Sus productos son muy demandados ya que siempre trata la manera de mantener productos frescos y sobre todo atender a sus clientes de la mejor manera. Es por esta razón que solicita a INTEGRAL este crédito para poder abastecer su pequeño negocio y así poder ofrecer mayor variedad de verduras y lograr obtener mayores ventas que le permitan sostenerse económicamente y seguir ayudando a su hijo a superarse.

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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
  • 751
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,264,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Santos to buy vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, cabbages, green chilis, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 23, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012