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Maria Ester
Maria, 50 years old, lives in a rented house with her daughter who has a business selling ‘pupusas’ (stuffed tortillas). Maria makes a living selling soft drinks and shakes. Her business is located near her place of residence in a very busy area, which is very good for sales. In addition to her excellent care, she is a responsible, hardworking, and honest person who is respectful with her customers. In this way and with the help of her daughter, she has managed to cover some of her household expenses. Maria is requesting a loan to stock her business with soft drinks, water, etc., and also to repair her display cooler, and that way increase her income and improve her and her family’s quality of life.
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Doña Maria de 50 años de edad, vive en casa alquilada, junto a su hija quien posee una venta de pupusas, doña Maria se dedica a la venta de refrescos y licuados, su negocio lo tiene ubicado cerca de su lugar de residencia en una zona muy transitada y muy buena para las ventas, además de su excelente atención, es una persona responsable, trabajadora, honesta y respetuosa con sus clientes, de esta manera y con la ayuda de su hija ha logrado solventar algunos de sus gastos familiares, doña Maria solicita un crédito para surtir mas su negocio comprar más refrescos, agua etc. También para reparar cámara refrigerante y así aumentar sus ingresos, y mejorar su calidad de vida y la de su familia.

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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
  • 645
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,178,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Maria Ester to buy more soft drinks, water, etc., and to repair her display cooler.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 7, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2014