She makes a living selling underwear as a street vendor. She already has many customers who prefer her for the quality, the attainable prices, and above all, the excellent service. She is an acitve woman, enterprising, dedicated to her work, and has many dreams that she wishes to achieve. She works hard to reach a more prosperous future, and is pleased with her work.
In the last weeks the demand for her products has increased so she wants to make a new investment, which is why she asks for a loan that will allow her to buy wholesale clothing. She has good pay references and is very responsible; certain that she will be able to settle the debt and at the same time bring financial security to her home.
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This loan is part of a pilot project Apoyo Integral is launching in conjunction with several local NGOs to support at-risk youth and their families with funding from Kiva. This loan product is tailored to young people who find themselves in high-risk situations because they are located in areas affected by extreme violence. Loans are combined with vocational, technical, and financial training to help these young people develop business ideas that will help them generate income, reintegrate into society, and support their dreams of being productive and contributing members of society.
Due to potential safety risks facing these youth, some of the loans are being disbursed to their parents in order to protect their identities. For the same reason, the faces of some Apoyo Integral borrowers may be blurred in photos. Apoyo Integral appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to provide much-needed support to at-risk Salvadoran youth.
About Apoyo IntegralApoyo 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.
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