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Marta Isabel
Marta Isabel is 46 years old and lives with her children, who are studying at a school near the town where they live. She sells tortillas, which is the most important source of income for her household. Marta also has a small store that complements her other business. She has many customers who know that the tortillas she sells are made with the highest quality ingredients, sold at a good price, and served quickly and under sanitary conditions. Marta is a hardworking woman and a decent role model for Salvadoran women. She always strives to move forward so that she can attain a better future.


Marta wants to grow her business. Now that demand has increased, she wants to take advantage of this and invest more, but she needs capital. For this reason, she is requesting a loan from Apoyo Integral so that she can buy corn and firewood in bulk. Marta is a responsible woman who has good credit references. She is confident that the profit she generates will go toward repaying her debt according to the established terms. As a result, she will be able to offer her family a better quality of life.

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Marta Isabel de cuarenta y siete años de edad vive junto a sus hijos los cuales aún estudian en una escuela situada cerca de la localidad donde residen, ella se dedica a la venta de tortillas y es su más grande entrada de capital para el hogar, también posee una pequeña tienda que complementa su trabajo, tiene mucha clientela pues saben que las tortillas que vende son elaboradas con material de primera calidad, a un buen precio y con el servicio más higienico y rápido; Marta es una mujer trabajadora, un digno ejemplo a seguir de mujer salvadoreña, siempre está luchando por salir adelante y así ganarse un mejor futuro, quiere hacer crecer su negocio y ahora que ha aumentado la demanda quiere aprovechar e invertir más, pero necesita de capital por eso le solita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar maíz y leña por mayor. Marta es una mujer responsable y con buenas recomendaciones crediticias, está segura que con las ganancias obtenidas podrá cancelar la deuda en el plazo establecido, además le ofrecerá a su familia una mejor 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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 682
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,309,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Marta Isabel to buy corn and firewood in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 12, 2012
Listed
May 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012