She sells shellfish, fish, shrimp, and scallops, among others. She sells from her home and in an itinerant manner. She has a lot of clientele who prefer her for the quality of the product, the accessible prices, and, above all, for the excellent service. She is an active and tenacious woman who devotes herself to her work. She has a lot of goals that she wishes to achieve. She is working hard to meet these goals for a more prosperous future.
She is very happy with the business, but she knows that she needs to make it grow in order to get out of poverty. In the last few weeks demand has increased, so she wants to make a bigger investment in buying merchandise. This is why she is requesting a loan from Ingetral that will allow her to buy seafood wholesale.
She has good payment references, and she is very responsible. She affirms that she will be able to repay the debt, and she is confident that she will bring stability to her household.
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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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