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Maria Elizabeth
Maria is 32 years old and lives with her husband and their 3 children in their own home. She owns a store where she sells necessities such as beans, milk, eggs, bread, and other items like these. She has worked in this business for many years and it has given her great sales experience, which helps her make a higher income. Her store is located in her home and it is very well-known among her neighbors in the area. She has many loyal customers because she always has things in stock.

Maria wants to grow her business by investing in inventory but she doesn't have the capital. She is seeking a loan so that she can buy inventory for her store. She promises to pay back the loan and she is confident that this will help improve her quality of life.
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Doña maria de 32 años de edad vive con su esposo y sus tres hijos en casa propia; ella posee una tienda donde vende artículos de primera necesidad, frijoles, leche, huevos, pan, entre otros, tiene muchos años con su negocio y eso le ha regalado experiencia en las ventas que le permite obtener las mejores ganancias, está ubicado en el lugar de su residencia, es muy reconocido por los vecinos de la zona , se ha hecho de mucha clientela, pues tiene la tienda surtida, ella quiere acrecentar el negocio y realizar una nueva inversión pero necesita de capital por eso solicita un crédito que le permita comprar lo necesario para su tienda, asegura que cancelara la deuda y a la vez confía en que tendrá una mejor calidad de 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
  • 629
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,084,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Maria Elizabeth to buy eggs, sweets, basic grains, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 12, 2013
May 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014