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Maria Vilma
The desire to get ahead is enormous for her; she lives with her mother and younger siblings. She’s very hardworking and has been raising chicks and chickens for the last seven years to subsequently sell. Crime is a very grave problem currently widespread in the zone where she lives which is why she hopes to get ahead by means of her work ignoring the bad influences that surround her.

Aiming at taking advantage of end-of-year season when the sale of guinea hens and chickens increases, she’s asking Integral for a loan to buy larger numbers of chickens as well as feed she gives them so they’ll grow and fatten up to be sold at fair price. She very much wants to improve her life to have a better future and set an excellent example for her siblings showing them that a better life exists away from delinquency.
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El deseo de salir adelante es enorme para ella, quien vive junto a su madre y dos hermanos menores, ella es muy trabajadora quien desde hace siete años que trabaja criando pollos y gallinas para posteriormente comercializarlos. La delincuencia es un problema muy grave que se vive actualmente en la zona en que reside, por lo que ella anhela salir adelante con su trabajo ignorando las malas influencias que la acechan en su entorno. Con el fin de aprovechar la temporada de fin de año en donde la venta de gallinas indias y de pollos aumentan, ella solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, para poder invertir en la compra de mayor cantidad de gallinas, así mismo de concentrado, el cual es el alimento que se les da a estos animales para que crezcan y engorden para venderlos a precios justos. Ella cuenta con muchos deseos de mejorar en su vida y de este modo contar con un mejor futuro y darles un excelente ejemplo a sus hermanos demostrándoles que lejos de la delincuencia existe una vida mejor.

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More information about this loan

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 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
  • 858
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,312,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Vilma to buy guinea hens to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014