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Marlene Beatriz
Marlene is 24 years old. She lives with her two sisters, with whom she works to support their household. She studies at the university and has the dream of being a better person. Similarly, she works in her own business, where she sells accessories and repair parts for bicycles, and which Marlene as well as her sisters try to sustain. Marlene is applying for a loan so that she can buy a larger quantity of parts such as tires, rims, and chains, and at the same time to buy accessories such as lights, decorations, and other items, for which they have many customers, especially among young people whose hobby is decorating their bicycles.
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Marlene de 24 años de edad, vive junto a sus dos hermanas con quienes trabajan para sostener su hogar. Ella estudia en la universidad y cuenta con el sueño de ser una mejor persona, así mismo trabaja en su propio negocio en el que vende accesorios y repuestos para bicicletas, con lo que tanto Marlene como sus hermanas tratan de sostenerse. Marlene solicita un préstamo para poder comprar mayor cantidad de repuestos como llantas, rines, cadenas y así mismo comprar accesorios como focos, adornos y otros más, los cuales cuentan con varios clientes, sobre todo de jóvenes que tienen como pasatiempo adornar sus bicicletas.

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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
  • 644
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,178,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Marlene Beatriz to buy bicycle accessories to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013