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Ruth Elizabeth
Ruth lives with her husband and their 8-year-old daughter in her mother-in-law's house. She has made a living selling merchandise (natural medicines) for several years, and she has a good income. With her earnings, she helps with the household expenses.

She is applying for a loan to buy more merchandise. She will then be able to obtain a better income to continue helping her family.
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Doña Ruth vive con su esposo y su hija de 8 años en la casa de su suegra, se dedica a la venta de mercería(medicina natural) desde hace varios años sus ingresos son buenos, con las ganancias que obtiene ayuda con los gastos de la casa, ella solicita un credito para poder comprar mas mercaderia y asi poder tener mejores ingresos para seguir ayudandole a su familia.

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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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 455
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,757,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,000 helped Ruth Elizabeth to increase her working capital.
87% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Apr 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: