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Maria Del Transito
María is forty-two and is the single mother of a fourteen-year-old girl. She is a responsible and hard-working mother who looks after the well-being of her home. María makes a living by selling coconuts on a street with a lot of business activity and food traffic, since it is near the city market in the area. María has sold coconuts for many years, which has made her well-known, so she has several fixed customers that buy from her every weekend and every opportunity that they can. She is requesting a loan from Integral to be able to buy a larger quantity of coconuts. She will also buy plastic bags to put coconut water in, straws, and other tools that she will use to open the coconuts. María hopes to improve her profits greatly, which she will be able to do, thanks to this loan.
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María de 42 años de edad, es una madre soltera de una joven de 14 años, ella es una madre responsable y trabajadora quien mira por el bien de su hogar. María se dedica a la venta de cocos en una calle de mucho comercio y transito de personas ya que esta cerca del mercado municipal de la zona. María ha vendido coco por muchos años lo que la ha hecho muy conocida por lo que cuenta con varios clientes fijos quienes cada fin de semana y cada oportunidad que tienen le compran cocos. Ella solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, para poder comprar mayor cantidad de cocos, así mismo para comprar bolsas plásticas para colocar el agua de coco, pajillas y otras herramientas que utiliza para abrir los cocos. María tiene el deseo de mejorar en gran medida sus ganancias lo cual podrá lograr gracias a este préstamo.

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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
  • 697
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,167,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria Del Transito to buy coconuts to sell their water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013