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María Elvidia

Update on María Elvidia

María, 63, lives in her own house with her son. She has worked selling shoes for six years. Her business is located in a market near her place of residence and she has many customers because her products are very good quality and prices are affordable. María is asking for a loan to buy merchandise at wholesale to stay in business and to be able to have a better life with her son.
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Doña María de 63 años de edad vive en casa propia con su hijo, ella se dedica a la venta de zapatos desde hace 6 años su negocio lo tiene ubicado en el mercado que esta cerca de su lugar de residencia tiene mucha clientela pues sus productos de de muy buena calidad y aprecios realmente accesibles, doña María esta solicitando un crédito que le permita poder compra mas mercadería por mayor para seguir con su negocio y poder tener una mejor vida con su hijo.

Previous Loan Details

María Elvidia is a 71-year-old woman who is dedicated to her work. She sells clothing and sandals at a market near the town where she lives. María sells a variety of clothing for women, men, and children such as skirts, trousers, dresses, suits, and other items. She is widely recognized becaus... More from María Elvidia's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 747
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped María Elvidia to buy more shoes at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2014