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Maria Cecilia
Maria is 55 years old and lives with her granddaughter in her own home. Her business is selling personal care products such as lotions, soap, talc etc. She also has a store that she serves in all day. Her sales and profits are high because she carries out both businesses in parallel. Maria is requesting a loan to buy lotions, perfumes, deodorants, etc. so that she can expand her business and achieve better financial stability.
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Doña Moría edad de 55 años vive con su nieta en casa propia, se dedica a la venta de accesorios para uso personal como: lociones, jabones, talcos, etc. También tiene el negocio de una tienda que atiende durante el día donde sus ganancias también son buenas debido a que lleva las dos cosas a la par y por eso las ventas son numerosas tanto como las ganancias, doña Maria solicita financiamiento para la compra de lociones, perfumes, desodorantes, etc. para poder engrandecer el negocio y lograr tener una mejor estabilidad económica.

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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
  • 695
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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 $500 helped Maria Cecilia to buy perfumes, lotions, creams, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2013
May 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2014