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Marina Del Carmen
Marina del Carmen V. is 45 years old. She lives with her life partner, her daughter and her grandson in San Marcos, in San Salvador department. Marina sells accessories and cosmetics from a stall in San Marcos market. She has a lot of customers: people who live nearby and visit the market, and workers from the nearby assembly plants. Marina is famous locally for her kindness and because she always has what her customers need at affordable prices. Marina would like to continue stocking her store as she needs more and more products such as lipsticks, nail polish, clothes and accessories such as bracelets, badges and other new products. This is what led her to request a loan from INTEGRAL. She would like to grow her business and improve her own and her family's quality of life.
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Marina del Carmen V. de cuarenta y cinco años de edad vive con su compañero de vida, su hija y su nieto en San Marcos, departamento de San Salvador. Ella posee una venta de accesorios y cosméticos en un puesto el mercado de San Marcos tiene mucha clientela, la gente de los alrededores que visita el mercado y los empleados de las maquilas cercanas; es famosa en el lugar por su amabilidad y porque siempre tiene lo que sus clientes necesitan a precios accesibles. Marina quiere seguir abasteciendo su negocio pues cada vez necesita más productos como labiales, esmaltes, ropa y accesorios como pulseras, prendedores y otros artículos novedosos; fue eso lo que la impulso a solicitar un crédito a INTEGRAL pues así podrá crecer su negocio y la esperanza que mejorara su calidad de vida y la de 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
  • 708
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,173,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Marina Del Carmen to buy lipsticks, clothes and accessories such as bracelets and badges.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012