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Marta Isabel

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Marta, who is 48 years of age, is a very honest and hardworking person. She is determined to give every opportunity to her two children who are minors and who have done well thanks to her hard work. She has been selling tortillas for several years. She prepares the tortillas at midday every day from Monday to Sunday. The money she earns from this activity enables her to support her family; the household depends entirely on her income.

Marta is requesting this loan in order to buy corn at wholesale prices, which are lower, and also to buy a larger quantity of firewood. In this way Marta will have the opportunity to improve her profits.
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Marta de 48 años de edad, es una persona muy honesta y trabajadora, ella se dedica de lleno a brindarles todo lo mejor a sus dos hijos menores de edad, quienes han salido adelante gracias al esfuerzo de Marta. Ella posee una venta de tortillas desde hace varios años donde elabora las tortillas de lunes a domingo todos los mediodías, con lo que pueda llevar el sustento a su hogar el cual depende por completo de su esfuerzo. Marta solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar maíz por mayor para poder obtenerlo a menores precios, así mismo para comprar mayor cantidad de leña, con esto Marta tendrá la oportunidad de mejorar sus ganancias.

Previous Loan Details

Marta Isabel is 46 years old and lives with her children, who are studying at a school near the town where they live. She sells tortillas, which is the most important source of income for her household. Marta also has a small store that complements her other business. She has many customers wh... More from Marta Isabel's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 720
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,126,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Marta Isabel to buy firewood and corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 1, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2013