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Doña Carmen has had a business selling dried fish at different markets in the area for several years. She lives with her husband, who sells plastics, and her two children, who are in school. Her sales enable her to help her children get ahead and pay household expenses.

She is requesting a loan in order to purchase more fresh and dried fish merchandise because there is a big demand for it. Thus she will be able to continue earning more profits and providing a better life for her family.
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Doña carmen se dedica a la venta de pescado seco desde hace varios años en diferentes mercados de la zona vive con su esposo que es comerciante de plastico y con sus dos hijos que estudian, con la venta que realiza puede sacar adelante a sus hijos y poder pagar las gastos que tiene en su hogar, ella solicita credito para poder comprar mas mercaderia pescado fresco y oreado ya que tiene mucha demanda y asi poder seguir teniendo mejores ganancias y darle a su familia una vida 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
  • 670
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,234,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Carmen to purchase fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 20, 2013