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Arcadia is 60 years old and has been selling women's and men's clothing for several years. She has many steady customers which enables her to keep her business afloat. With the earnings she gets from her sales, she is managing to cover some of her household expenses. She lives with her mother in her own home.

Arcadia is requesting a loan, by means of which she will be able to buy a greater quantity of clothing, as she has a great demand from many people. This way she will be able to acquire clothing of different prices, styles and colors, and this way have more customers and improve her quality of life and that of her mother.
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Doña arcadia de 60 años de edad se dedica a la venta de ropa para damas y caballeros desde hace varios años, cuenta con muchos clientes fijos con lo que puede mantener su negocio a flote. Con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas logar cubrir algunos gastos de su hogar, ella vive con su madre en casa propia, doña arcadia solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad de ropa ya que posee gran demanda por parte de muchas personas, con lo que podrá adquirir en diferentes precios, estilos y colores y de esta forma contar con más clientes y así mejorar su calidad de vida y la de su madre.

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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
  • 744
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,054,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Arcadia to buy a greater quantity of clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2014