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Santos Virginia
Santos lives with her husband, a taxi driver, and her 14-year-old daughter, a student. Santos has a business selling natural juices, tamales, and other traditional dishes. The business is on a main street with a lot of passersby, which increases her sales in the morning when people are going to work or school.

Santos is asking Integral for a loan to buy fruit to make more juices and ingredients for traditional dishes, which produce very stable sales.

Her main reason for investing in her business is to be able to have a better life.
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Santos vive junto a su esposo quien trabaja como taxista y así mismo vive junto a su hija de 14 años de edad que se dedica a estudiar. Santos posee una venta de jugos naturales, tamales, y otros platillos típicos, el negocio se encuentra sobre una calle principal donde transita gran cantidad de personas, incrementando sus ventas por la mañana cuando las personas se dirigen a su trabajo o al estudiar. Santos solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, por medio del cual pueda invertir en la compra de frutas para realizar más jugos y así mismo materia prima para realizar más platillos típicos, los cuales producen ventas muy estables, principal razón para invertir en sus ventas y así poder contar con una vida mejor.

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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
  • 841
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Santos Virginia to buy fruit to make fruit drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013