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Maria Marcos
María Marcos lives with her life partner and their children. She has been selling pupusas for several years already and has gained a lot of experience, which helps her make the best profits she can. Her business is located in her home in a community with a lot of foot traffic. She has made a lot of customers, as people prefer her for her exquisite pupusas, their quality, low prices, and above all her unparalleled service. María is a model woman, dedicated to her work, who loves fighting for her dreams. Every day she puts in her best effort to make herself a better future and never thinks of giving up until she has achieved success. Like any good merchant, she wants to grow her business but doesn't have enough capital on hand, which brought her to request this loan from Apoyo Integral [Kiva field partner] that will allow her to buy corn, beans, cheese, pork, etc. María has a good payment history and is morally beyond reproach. She assures us that she will be able to pay off the loan and hopes that it will provide her family a better quality of life.
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María Marcos vive junto a su compañero de vida y sus hijos, ella se dedica a la venta de pupusas desde hace ya varios años se ha hecho de mucha experiencia y eso le ayuda a obtener siempre las mejores ganancias, su negocio esta ubicado en el lugar de su residencia en una comunidad muy concurrida de personas, se ha hecho de mucha clientela pues las personas la prefieren por sus exquisitas pupusas, por la calidad, los buenos precios y sobre todo por el servicio inigualable siempre al servicio de los clientes; María es una mujer ejemplar, dedicada a su labor le gusta luchar por lo que desea, todos los días se esfuerza al máximo por ganarse un futuro mejor y no piensa rendirse hasta alcanzar el éxito, como toda buena comerciante quiere acrecentar el negocio pero no posee de suficiente capital que lo respalde por eso le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar maíz, frijol, quesillo, chicharrón, etc. María Marcos tiene buenas referencias de pago y una moral intachable, asegura que podrá cancelar la deuda y a la vez tiene la esperanza que le dará 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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 685
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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 Maria Marcos to buy corn, beans, cheese, pork, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 25, 2013