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Catalina Rosa

Update on Catalina Rosa

Doña Catalina, age 63, lives in her own home with her son and granddaughter. She sells fruits and vegetables in the market located near her home. She has a large clientele because of her kindness and good prices. With her income from her work she is able to cover some household costs. Catalina is requesting a loan for the purchase of more merchandise: tomato, potato, onion, chilli, mango, jocote, etc. This way she will have more variety and be able to provide better customer service. This will allow her to obtain a greater income and provide her family with a better quality of life.
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Doña Catalina de 63 años de edad vive en casa propia con su hijo y su nieta, ella se dedica a la venta de frutas y verduras en el mercado que se encuentra cerca de su casa, tiene mucha clientela por su amabilidad y buenos precios, con lo que obtiene de su trabajo logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, doña Catalina está solicitando un crédito para la compra de mas mercadería: tomates, papas, cebollas, chiles, mangos, jocotes, etc. y así tener más variedad y poder atender mejor a sus clientes, para obtener más ganancias y darle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

Previous Loan Details

Catalina, 63, lives in her own house with her son and a little granddaughter. She shares household expenses with her son which is a great help for Catalina. She works selling fruit and vegetables in the municipal market; she’s been in business 10 years which has led to her being very well-kno... More from Catalina Rosa's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.


About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 674
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,152,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Catalina Rosa to buy tomato, potato, onion, chilli, mango, jocote, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Catalina Rosa. It was first posted on Kiva on Feb, 2013. Learn More