Nevertheless, they still have needs, things that they lack. She is used to struggling to get out of poverty and make good her talent for business. She has never given up because of life’s adversities. Her will to succeed is enormous.
She now sells spices in a well-known area of the country. Every morning she sets out walking and going through the streets selling the different spices that there are. She also has a small store in her house, where she sells the little that she did not manage to sell during the day.
She wishes to increase her sales, and that is why she approaches Integral to request a loan. This way she will be able to sell spices that she currently does not have. These include sesame, red pepper, guaco chili, annatto, garlic, laurel leaves, and black pepper, among others.
She hopes and trusts in God that she will soon be able to increase her sales. This way she will have complete assurance that her children will lack for nothing in the future.
More information about this loan
This loan is part of a pilot project Apoyo Integral is launching in conjunction with several local NGOs to support at-risk youth and their families with funding from Kiva. This loan product is tailored to young people who find themselves in high-risk situations because they are located in areas affected by extreme violence. Loans are combined with vocational, technical, and financial training to help these young people develop business ideas that will help them generate income, reintegrate into society, and support their dreams of being productive and contributing members of society.
Due to potential safety risks facing these youth, some of the loans are being disbursed to their parents in order to protect their identities. For the same reason, the faces of some Apoyo Integral borrowers may be blurred in photos. Apoyo Integral appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to provide much-needed support to at-risk Salvadoran youth.
About Apoyo IntegralApoyo 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.
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