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Maria Santos
Fifty-eight-year-old María is a hardworking person and a responsible mother. She lives with one of her sons in her own home. María has had a fruit and vegetable stand for 20 years. Her business is in the municipal market in her neighborhood, which is a very good strategic spot for any business. María works from Monday to Sunday and she has many dedicated customers who prefer her because she is friendly and her produce prices are fair. Maria is asking INTEGRAL for a loan to buy more vegetables, such as cabbage, eggplant, lettuce, potatoes, chayote, plantains, bananas, watermelons, and others that will allow her to have a more stable business that makes good profits.
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María de 58 años de edad, es una persona trabajadora y madre responsable, vive junto a un hijo en casa propia. Desde hace 20 años que María posee una venta de frutas y verduras, el negocio se encuentra en el mercado municipal de su lugar de vivienda, un lugar estratégico y muy bueno para todos los negocios. María trabaja de lunes a domingo y cuenta con varios clientes fijos, quienes la prefieren por ser muy amable y consiente con los precios de sus productos. María solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL con el deseo de comprar mayor cantidad de verduras como: repollo, berenjenas, lechugas, papas, güisquiles, plátanos, guineos, sandias, melones y otros más con lo que podrá tener un negocio más estable y que provea de buenas ganancias.

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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
  • 629
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,084,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Maria Santos to buy cabbage, eggplant, lettuce, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 25, 2013