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Martha, age 63, has always been a very hardworking woman who's always pushed herself to improve her life. She lives with two of her children who work and both have a university education, thanks to Marta's efforts. Now, they help her out with the household expenses. For fifteen years, Martha has been self-employed, selling day-to-day basics like food items, cleaning products, sweets, etc.

Currently, Martha is hoping to grow her store further, which is why she's seeking a loan with INTEGRAL. With the loan, she will be able to buy a greater quantity of various items, including: eggs, sodas, juices, french bread, baked goods, candies, snack foods, coffee, and other goods that her customers are looking for. With this loan, Martha is quite confident that she will be able to achieve higher earnings and get ahead in life.
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Martha de 63 años de edad, ha sido una mujer muy trabajadora quien siempre se ha esforzado por salir adelante, vive junto a dos hijos quienes trabajan y poseen una carrera universitaria gracias a los esfuerzos de Marta y quienes ahora le ayudan con los gastos del hogar. Desde hace quince años que Marta trabaja en su propio negocio, comercializando productos de primera necesidad, como productos alimenticios, de limpieza para el hogar, golosinas entre otros. Actualmente Martha desea hacer crecer más su tienda por lo que solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, por medio del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad de: huevos, sodas, jugos, pan francés y pan dulce, dulces, fritadas, chocolates, café y todo lo que las personas más solicitan, con esto Martha está muy segura que podrá obtener más ganancias y salir adelante.

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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
  • 708
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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 $350 helped Martha to buy coffee, eggs, sweets, and other goods to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014