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Elena, 60, is a person who has worked her entire life with much dedication in order to get ahead. She lives with her husband and two small grandchildren who are her entire responsibility. Elena works selling women’s, children’s and men’s clothes from place to place and also at home. She sells good quality clothes at good prices so people seek he rout quite a bit to have her show them her goods.

She’s asking INTEGRAL for a loan with the huge wish that her sales will improve significantly. She will increase the amount of clothes stocking up on assorted sizes, colors and styles so that she can be up-to-date in people’s minds so that they will prefer her because she has current clothes at affordable prices. Elena wants to improve her business’ condition very much to be able to continue giving her two little grandchildren who so need her what’s necessary.
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Elena de 60 años de edad, es una persona que ha trabajado a lo largo de su vida con mucha dedicación para salir adelante, vive junto a su esposo y junto a dos pequeños nietos que son responsabilidad total de ella. Elena trabaja vendiendo ropa para mujeres, niños y hombres, la cual comercializa de forma ambulante y así mismo en su casa de habitación, ofrece la ropa a buenos precios y es de buena calidad por lo que las personas la buscan mucho para que les muestre su productos. Elena solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, con el enorme deseo de mejorar sus ventas significativamente, aumentando la cantidad de ropa, surtiéndola en diferentes tallas, colores y estilos de moda, de forma que pueda estar vigente en la mente de las personas y estas las prefieran por tener ropa muy actual y a precios accesibles. Elena desea mucho mejorar las condiciones de su negocio y poder seguir dándole todo lo necesario a sus dos nietecitos que tanto la necesitan.

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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
  • 836
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,317,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Elena to buy a wider variety of clothes to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 22, 2012
Jan 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014