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Francisca, 63, lives with her husband in their own house. She has been selling fruits and vegetables for several years, which has given her the experience she needs to keep the business going. She sells at a local market and has many customers because she offers fruits and vegetables at good prices.

Francisca has applied for a loan to buy carrots, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, watermelons, bananas, and everything she needs to stock her business and satisfy her customers when they come to shop. She will have more profit, which will help her give her children a better life.
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Doña francisca, de 63 años, vive con su esposo en casa propia, ella es comerciante de frutas y verduras, tiene varios años de tener su negocio eso le ha dado la experiencia necesaria para poder tener su negocio, vende en el mercado que esta cerca de su lugar de residencia tiene mucha clientela pues vende a buen precio sus frutas y verduras, doña francisca solicita un prestamo para poder comprar zanahorias, tomates, cebollas, papa, sandias, guineos, etc. y todo lo que necesita para acrecentar su negocio y asi tener sus clientes satisfechos cuando la busquen para comprarle sus productos y ella podrá 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
  • 720
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,126,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Francisca to buy carrots, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, watermelons, bananas, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2013
May 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014