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Sofia is very honest, hard-working, and responsible. She lives with her husband, son, and her mother who is very elderly and has, in spite of this, helped with some household activities including the business. Sofia has a shop of basic staples and household items. She has had this business for five years and is has been very positive for her household finances, which she wants to improve as much as possible and thus have higher profits. This is the reason she asked INTEGRAL for a loan with which she will have the money needed to buy: instant soup, toothpaste, candies, juices, sodas, bread, and other items that are very important for maintaining the shop and also for having multiple customers, which is very helpful for her finances.
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Sofia es muy honesta, trabajadora y responsable, vive junto a su esposo, un hijo y su madre de edad muy avanzada quien ha pesar de esto le ayuda con algunas actividades del hogar incluso con el negocio. Sofía posee una tienda de productos de primera necesidad y de uso para el hogar, este negocio lo posee desde hace cinco años y ha sido muy positivo para la económica de su hogar, por lo que desea mejorarlo en lo que sea posible y así contar con mayores ganancias, razón por la que solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, con el cual cuente con el dinero necesario para comprar: sopas instantáneas, pasta dental, golosinas, jugos, sodas, pan y otros más los cuales son muy importantes para el sostenimiento de una tienda y así mismo para contar con varios clientes, lo cual es muy positivo para su economía.

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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
  • 760
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,004,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sofia to buy candies, juices, and other things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 13, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013