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Riselda Elizabeth
Riselda Elizabeth is 27 years old. She lives in her own home together with her life partner and her 4-year-old son. Elizabeth lives off the income she makes in her business: a store where she sells basic grains and basic food products. Her partner works providing security services. Elizabeth is a very hard-working and respectable woman. Together with her family, she works hard every day in order to improve the living conditions in which she herself grew up. Elizabeth managed to complete her 'basic education' (education for students aged 7-15) but she aspires for her son to complete a university degree. In order to achieve this, Elizabeth believes that she must improve conditions in her home so that she can provide a healthy and comfortable space for her son to grow up in and so that they can feel proud of the fruit of their labor. She is requesting a loan to invest in buying the materials she needs (sand, bricks, cement, etc.) to install a brick floor in her house. If she obtains the loan that she needs, she hopes to gradually improve her home so that her son can grow up in more decent conditions.
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Riselda Elizabeth, de 27 años de edad, vive en casa de habitación de su propiedad, junto a su compañero de vida y su hijo de 4 años. Elizabeth vive de los ingresos que genera su negocio, una tienda de granos básicos y productos comestible de primera necesidad. Su compañero de vida trabaja prestando servicios de seguridad. Elizabeth es una mujer muy trabajadora y honrada. Junto a su familia se esfuerza cada día por mejorar las condiciones de vida bajo las cuales ella creció. Ella logró terminar la educación básica, pero aspira a que su hijo, logrará finalizar una carrera universitaria. Para esto, Elizabeth considera que debe mejorar las condiciones de su casa, y así brindar un espacio saludable y cómodo para que su hijo crezca, a la vez que ellos puedan sentirse orgullosos del fruto de su trabajo. Por esta razón, está solicitando un préstamo que le permita invertir en los materiales necesarios (arena, ladrillos, cemento, et.) para instalar un piso de ladrillo en su vivienda. Si obtiene el financiamiento que necesita, espera que poco a poco podrá mejorar su vivienda. Y así su hijo pueda crecer y desarrollarse en condiciones mas dignas.

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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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 707
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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 $600 helped Riselda Elizabeth to buy sand, bricks, cement, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2012
Jun 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013