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Santos is 61 years old, and is a single mother who lives with her two children and one grandson. She is a very honest, responsible and kind woman who makes a living selling fish in the local market near her home. She has many years of experience in this area, and she leverages the income from her business to cover household expenses.

With the support from this loan, Santos plans to purchase shrimp and other fish in bulk for resale at her market stall. She hopes this investment will strengthen her business and allow her to provide a better quality of life for her family.
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Doña Santos de 61 años de edad, es madre soltera vive en casa propia con sus dos hijos y su nieto, ella es una persona responsable, honesta y muy amable con sus clientes se dedica la venta de pescado seco y otros productos relacionados desde hace varios años en el mercado que está cerca de su lugar de residencia, con lo que gana de sus ventas ha logrado solventar algunos de sus gastos. Doña santos solicita un crédito para la compra de más pescado, camarones etc. todo por mayor para poder obtener mayores ingresos y darle a su familia una mejor 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
  • 700
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,168,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Santos to purchase shrimp and other fish in bulk for resale at her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014