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Maria Candelaria
María lives in her own house with her husband and two daughters. She’s been a fruit and vegetable merchant for several years and has gained the necessary experience to run her business from place to place in the neighborhoods near her place of residence. She has a large clientele because she sells her fruit and vegetables at a good price.

María is requesting a loan to be able to buy bananas, oranges, potatoes, plantain, onions, tomatoes and everything else she needs to increase her business and keep her customers satisfied when they buy her products so that she can earn higher profits that will help her give her children a better life.
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Doña maria vive en casa propia con su esposo y sus dos hijas, es comerciante de frutas y verduras desde hace varios años y eso le a dado la experiencia necesaria para poder tener su negocio vende de forma ambulante en las colonias que estan cerca de su lugar de residencia tiene mucha clientela pues vende a buen precio sus frutas y verduras, maria solicita un prestamo para poder comprar platanos, naranjas, papas, guineos, cebollas, tomates y todo lo que necesita para acrecentar su negocio y asi tener sus clientes satisfechos cuando le compren sus productos y ella prodra tener mejores ganancias que le ayudaran a darle a sus hijos una mejor vida.

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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
  • 721
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,152,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Maria Candelaria to buy onions, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2013
May 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014