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Rosa is 45 years old and lives in a house with her daughter Reyna, age 24. Rosa is very hard-working and responsible. She has worked all her life to help her beloved daughter get ahead. Her daughter is now an adult and also helps her with the business. Rosa works selling fresh vegetables in the area where she lives. She is an exemplary woman, since in spite of her age, she is not slowing down. She gets up early in the morning to get the vegetables ready that her customers most often request. Her dream is to have a greater variety of fresh vegetables to offer to her customers, and to have a large enough supply available when her buyers want them. Because of this, she needs the loan she is requesting from INTEGRAL to buy larger quantities of various vegetables such as tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, chilies, chayotes, limes, etc. This will allow her to improve her sales and raise her income level, with the aim of improving her quality of life.
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Rosa de 45 años de edad, reside con su hija Reyna de 24 años en su casa. Rosa es muy trabajadora y responsable. Ha trabajado toda su vida para sacar adelante a su querida hija que ya es mayor de edad, quien ahora también ayuda con el negocio. Rosa se dedica a la venta de verduras frescas en la zona donde habita. Es una mujer ejemplar ya que a pesar de su edad no se da por vencida, a tempranas horas de la mañana se levanta para tener lista las verduras que sus clientes demandan con frecuencia. Su sueño es contar con mayor variedad de verduras frescas para ofrecer a sus clientes y tener suficientes a la hora que le demanden. Para esto necesita este crédito que solicita a INTEGRAL para poder comprar mayores cantidades de las diferentes verduras como: tomates, papas, zanahorias, chiles, güisquiles, limones, etc. Que le permitan mejorar sus ventas así como su nivel de ingresos, con el objetivo de mejorar su calidad de vida.

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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
  • 657
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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 $800 helped Rosa to buy tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, chilies, chayotes, limes, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2011
Jul 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012