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Marina R. D. E. is forty-nine years old and she lives in a house that she owns. She lives with her life partner and their two children in Opico in the department of La Libertad. She has a stand in the regional market in the area where she sells fruits and vegetables. Marina has earned a clientele with her great enthusiasm in carrying out her sales and her charisma towards her customers and this has provoked a preference in her clients. Marina doesn't feel like giving her courtesy costs her anything and with it she gains much. She wants to add inventory to her stand and this prompted her to approach Integral (Kiva Field Partner) for a loan which will permit her to purchase more fruit and vegetables, such as red mombin, tomatoes, avocadoes, onions, and other produce. All of this to satisfy the need of all of her clients and at the same time increase her source of income. She collaborates with her husband by earning an inconme for the household and by providing her family with a more dignified life.
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Marina R. D. E. D. cuarenta y nueve años D. edad vive en casa propia con su compañero D. vida y sus dos hijos en Opico en el departamento D. La Libertad. Ella posee un puesto en el mercado regional del lugar, donD. se dedica a vender frutas y verduras. Marina se ha hecho D. mucha clientela pues su entusiasmo en la venta y su carisma hacia las personas ha provocado la preferencia D. los clientes. Para Marina dar su cortesía no cuesta nada y con ello gana mucho. Ella quiere abastecer su puesto y eso la impulso a solicitar a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar más fruta y verdura como jocotes, tomates, aguacates, cebollas, entre otros; para así satisfacer la necesidad D. todos sus clientes y al mismo tiempo incrementar su fuente D. ingresos, colaborando a su esposo en llevar el sustento D. cada día al hogar y dando a su familia una vida más digna.

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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
  • 652
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,178,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Marina to purchase red mombin, tomatoes, avocaodes, and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 29, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011