She has a sewing workshop where she makes all types of clothes: shirts, dresses, skirts and blouses, among others. She’s been in business for some time now and is very well-known in the zone. She sells from home and has many customers who prefer her for the quality of her products, her affordable prices and above all the excellent service. She’s an active, enterprising woman who is dedicated to her work and who has many goals to reach. She’s working hard to attain a more prosperous future. She feels happy with her business because she knows she must work in order to rise out of poverty.
Demand has increased in recent weeks so she wants to make a new investment and buy raw materials needed to make the clothes which is why she’s asking Integral for a loan to buy fabric at wholesale, thread, zippers, etc. She has good payment references and is very responsible. She assures that she’ll be able to repay the loan while at the same time has faith that she’ll bring economic security to her home.
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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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