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Maria Santos
Maria is 59 years old and lives in her own house with her husband and son. She sells vegetables - tomatoes, onions, peppers, etc. She has spent several years in the business which has given her extensive experience in sales, allowing her to make the most income.

The place where she does business is very strategic and also very busy with people. She has many customers that prefer her because her products are fresh and of good quality, and she has good prices and excellent service. Maria is an enterprising woman, dedicated to her work and eager to get ahead. She is always looking for alternatives that will allow her to succeed. She wants to make a new investment but doesn't have enough capital to back it. She is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL that will allow her to buy vegetables wholesale. Maria has good payment references, and is grateful for the support and ensures that she can pay off the debt, and at the same time she trusts that she can give her family a better life.
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Doña maria de 59 años de edad, vive en casa propia con su esposo y su hijo, ella se dedica a la venta de verduras tomates, cebollas, chiles entre otros tiene varios años con el negocio y eso le ha regalado mucha experiencia en las ventas que le permite obtener las mejores ganancias, el lugar donde comercia es muy estratégico para la actividad y además muy concurrido de personas, ya tiene mucha clientela que la prefiere porque su producto es fresco, a buen precio, de calidad y con un excelente servicio; doña maria es una mujer emprendedora, dedicada a su labor con muchas ganas de salir adelante, siempre está buscando alternativas que le permitan alcanzar el éxito, quiere realizar una nueva inversión pero no posee de suficiente capital que la respalde por eso le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar verduras por mayor. Doña maria tiene buenas referencias de pago, esta agradecida con el apoyo y asegura que podrá saldar la deuda, a la vez confía que le dará a su familia una vida mejor.

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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
  • 734
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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 $325 helped Maria Santos to buy wholesale vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014