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Blanca Mercedes
Blanca is 53 years old, and she lives with her husband. Both of them are very hard working people, and they are very responsible in all of their endeavors. They always have the desire to be better in life and to get ahead.

Blanca works selling clothes for women and children. She sells in an itinerant manner in different suburbs and neighborhoods in the department in which she lives. Blanca always tries to get good quality clothes at affordable prices. This way she assures herself of maintaining stable income.

She is requesting a loan from Integral so that she can buy a greater quantity of garments in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles. By doing so, Blanca will have more products to sell at good prices. This way she will improve her income.
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Blanca de 53 años de edad, vive junto a su esposo, ambos son dos personas muy trabajadoras y muy responsables en todos sus proyectos, siempre con el deseo de ser mejores en la vida y salir adelante. Blanca trabaja comercializando ropa para mujeres y niños, la cual vende de forma ambulante en distintas colonias y barrios del departamento en que reside, Blanca siempre trata de adquirir ropa de buena calidad y precios accesibles ya que de esta forma se asegura mantener sus ganancias estables. Ella solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, por medio del cual pueda invertir en la compra de mayor cantidad de prendas de vestir, variando en colores, tallas y estilos. Con esto blanca contara con más productos para vender a buenos precios y de esto modo mejorar sus ganancias.

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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
  • 843
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Blanca Mercedes to buy clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 6, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014