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Karla Maria
Karla is a very hardworking woman who lives with her husband and their two children. Karla buys spices in bulk so she can put together small packets of spices to sell. She also sells fideo noodles, flour and dressings. Her husband helps her sell the products, which they sell in the street. Karla earns a living this way and supports her family daily. Karla is requesting a loan to purchase greater quantities of spices, as well as flour, dressings, and plastic bags in which to put her products. What she wants most it to have more products to sell so she can earn more. Despite the fact that selling spices is difficult due to the long days they have to put in walking from place to place, Karla is willing to work even harder to be able to have everything she needs in her home.
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Karla es una mujer muy trabajadora, quien vive junto a su esposo y dos hijos. Karla se dedica a la compra de especias a granel para poder elaborar pequeñas bolsitas llenas de estas mismas para comercializar, así mismo vende fideos, harina y aderezos, su esposo le ayuda a comercializarlos y ambos los venden de forma ambulante, de este modo Karla se gana la vida y lleva el sustento diario a su hogar. Karla solicita un préstamo para comprar mayor cantidad de especias, así mismo harina, aderezos y bolsitas plásticas para colocar el producto. Lo que ella más desea es contar con más productos para vender y así poder percibir más ganancias. A pesar que la venta de especias es muy dura por las largas jornadas que deben trabajar movilizándose a pie de un lugar a otro, Karla está dispuesta a esforzarse aún más para poder contar con todo lo necesario en su hogar.

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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
  • 723
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,126,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Karla Maria to purchase spices and dressings to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 25, 2013