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Edith Del Carmen
Edith del Carmen is 24 years old. She lives with her family, which includes her life partner and their two children, one of whom is in school. She makes a living selling seafood, which she has done for many years, and also makes and sells tortillas. She sells the seafood as a street vendor in different parts of the area where she lives. Edith del Carmen is very well known in the area for being hardworking, determined, and very responsible. She has eight years of experience selling seafood and has gained many customers who like to buy from her because she always has fresh seafood that she offers at excellent prices. She always tries to keep her customers satisfied, since that is the only way they will keep coming back to purchase her seafood. Edith del Carmen has decided to request a loan from Apoyo Integral so she can give a boost to her business. She will use the loan to purchase seafood to sell wholesale; she wants to purchase saltwater and freshwater shrimp, along with corvina, mackerel, and other types of seafood. This will allow her to increase her level of sales and income so she can continue meeting her family’s needs and trying to improve their quality of life.
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Edith del Carmen tiene 24 años de edad, y habita junto a su grupo familiar el cual está integrado por su compañero de vida y sus dos hijos uno de los cuales estudia. Ella se dedica al comercio de mariscos desde hace muchos años y a la elaboración y venta de tortillas. La venta de mariscos la realiza de manera ambulante en las diferentes zonas del lugar donde habita. Es muy conocida en la zona como una mujer trabajadora, luchadora, y muy responsable. Con ocho años de experiencia en la venta de mariscos ha logrado ganarse muchos clientes los cuales la prefieren ya que siempre mantiene producto fresco y a muy buenos precios. Ella siempre trata de mantener satisfechos a sus clientes ya que está segura que solo de esa forma seguirán prefiriéndola y demandando sus mariscos. Con el objetivo de darle un impulso a su negocio ha tomado la decisión de solicitar este préstamo a INTEGRAL para invertir en la compra de mariscos para su respectiva comercialización al por mayor, desea comprar camarones de mar y rio, curvina, macarela, entre otras variedades, con el fin de aumentar el nivel de ventas y de ingresos y así poder continuar satisfaciendo las necesidades de su familia y tratar 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
  • 663
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,100,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Edith Del Carmen to purchase saltwater and freshwater shrimp, mackerel, and other types of seafood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 9, 2012
Listed
Jul 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2013