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At 56 years old, Celestina is an incredible and exemplary woman because she is very hardworking, responsible, and positive; in addition, many people give good references regarding her character and her work. She has always strived to give the best to her family. She lives with her two children in the house that she owns.

Several years ago, she decided to use her knowledge about sewing, so she set up a sewing business in her residence, making all kinds of clothes at very accessible prices. She also offers quality in her work, which is why many people prefer her. She has a great deal of experience, especially with regular customers who like her more every day.

Celestina made the decision to request this loan from INTEGRAL to invest in her small business by buying the necessary supplies for making garments, such as fabric, thread, elastic, buttons, etc. She does all this with the goal of giving her customers better service so that they will feel motivated to continue soliciting her work, thereby increasing her sales and her income. She hopes to achieve her objective and improve her quality of life.
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Celestina a sus 56 años de edad es una mujer increíble y muy ejemplar ya que es muy trabajadora, responsable y positiva, además, muchas personas dan buenas referencias de su persona y de su trabajo, siempre ha luchado por darle lo mejor a su familia vive en casa propia con su dos hijos, desde hace varios años decidió utilizar su conocimiento sobre la costura, por eso puso un negocio en su lugar de residencia de confección de todo tipo de ropa, a precios muy accesibles. También ofrece calidad en su trabajo, razón por la cual muchas personas la prefieren, cuenta con mucha experiencia y sobre todo con clientes fijos que cada día la prefieren más. Ha tomado la decisión de solicitar este crédito a INTEGRAL para invertir en su pequeño negocio en la compra de los insumos necesarios como: telas, hilos, elástico, botones, etc. para la elaboración de las de prendas de vestir. Todo esto lo hace con el fin de dar un mejor servicio a los clientes de tal forma que los clientes se sientan motivados a seguir solicitando sus servicios y así sus ventas e ingresos se vean incrementados. Espera lograr su objetivo y mejorar su 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
  • 751
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,004,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Celestina to buy fabric, thread, elastic, buttons, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014