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Catalina Rosa
Catalina, 63, lives in her own house with her son and a little granddaughter. She shares household expenses with her son which is a great help for Catalina. She works selling fruit and vegetables in the municipal market; she’s been in business 10 years which has led to her being very well-known in the zone and to have several regular customers.

Catalina is a very hardworking woman who is asking INTEGRAL for a loan with an enormous wish to have the amount of money needed to buy larger amounts and variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables because this business makes it possible for her to earn profits needed to cover her personal and household expenses. Because of this, it’s very important for Catalina to improve her sales in order to have a better, more stable life.
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Catalina de 63 años de edad, vive en casa propia junto a su hijo y una pequeña nieta, ella comparte los gastos del hogar con su hijo, siendo esto una gran ayuda para Catalina. Ella se dedica a la venta de frutas y verduras de forma en el mercado municipal desde hace 10 años lo que le ha ayudado a ser muy conocida en la zona y así mismo contar con varios clientes fijos. Catalina es una persona muy trabajadora quien solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL con el enorme deseo de contar con el monto de dinero necesario para invertir en la compra de mayor cantidad y variedad de frutas y verduras de temporada, ya que es dicho negocio el cual le permite contar con las ganancias necesarias para solventar todos sus gastos personales y del hogar, es por dicha razón que es de mucha importancia para Catalina mejorar sus ventas y de este modo contar con una vida estable y mejor.

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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
  • 814
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,698,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Catalina Rosa to buy fruit and vegetables to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2013
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013