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Arcela is 47 years old and lives with her family. She has a store in her residence where she sells staples such as rice, beans, milk and bread, among other items. She has had more customers recently since everything she sells is of very good quality, her prices are low and her service is first-rate.

Arcela is a very active woman and is always ready to fulfill her objectives. Her biggest dream is to expand her business and she knows that she will be able to do so only with constant effort and work. Consequently she is applying to INTEGRAL for a loan that will enable her to purchase in bulk the basic grains, candy, drinks, bread and soap that her customers demand. She is confident that in this way she will be able to provide a better quality of life for her family.
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Arcela de cuarenta y siete años de edad vive junto a su familia; ella posee una tienda en el lugar de su residencia donde vende productos de primera necesidad como arroz, frijoles, leche, pan entre otros, se ha hecho de más clientela últimamente, pues todo lo que comercia es de muy buena calidad y lo vende a precios bajos además el servicio es único; Arcela es una mujer muy activa siempre está dispuesta a cumplir sus objetivos; su más grande sueño hacer crecer su negocio y sabe que solo con esfuerzo y labor constante podrá lograrlo es por eso que le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar mayor cantidad demandada por sus clientes de granos básicos, golosinas, bebidas, pan, jabón. Arcela tiene la confianza que así podrá darle a su familia una mejor calidad económica.

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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
  • 718
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,095,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Arcela to purchase basic grains, candy, drinks, bread and soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013