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Sandra Elizabeth
Sandra is forty-six years old and lives with her three children, all underage, and her husband. The couple works very hard to improve their lot in life. Sandra owns a small shop where she sells drinks, sweets, bread, sweetcorn tortillas, fruit juice, water, and other items. She has many customers, mainly commuters and students, who make her shop profitable enough. Sandra asks field partner INTEGRAL for a loan in order to offer more products at her shop and thus have more returning customers, which would help her significantly increase her sales and her income.
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Sandra de 46 años de edad, vive junto a sus tres hijos menores de edad y su esposo junto a quien trabaja muy duro para salir adelante. Sandra posee un chalet en el que comercializa bebidas, golosinas, pan, pupusas, jugos, agua y otros más. Ella cuenta con varios clientes sobretodo personas que transitan en el lugar y estudiantes con lo que posee un negocio bastante rentable. Sandra solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, por medio del cual pueda aumentar la cantidad de productos que ofrece y de esta forma contar con más clientes fijos lo cual es de mucha ayuda para ella ya que le permitirá mejorar significativamente sus ventas, lo que es de mucho beneficio.

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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
  • 678
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,234,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sandra Elizabeth to buy supplies to sell at her convenience store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013