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Mercedes Yaneth
Doña Mercedes is 34-years old. She lives with her parents and her brother. She has made her living sewing for the past few years. She makes blouses, skirts and other types of creations. Doña Mercedes has a lot of clients who seek her out for the quality with which she fabricates her clothing. She also goes to markets near her home to sell her clothing. Through her business, Doña Mercedes is able to meet each one of her household expenses. She is requesting the loan in order to invest in her business by purchasing cloth, buttons, needles etc. In this way, Doña Mercedes plans to improve her income, her quality of life, and that of her family.
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Doña mercedes de 34 de edad vive con sus padres y su hermano, ella se dedica a la costura desde hace varios años produce blusas, faldas, y otros tipos de confecciones, posee mucha clientela que la buscan por la calidad con que realiza las prendas de vestir también lo que confecciona sale a venderlo a los mercados que se encuentran cerca de su lugar de residencia, de esta manera ella logra solventar cada unos de los gastos de casa, doña mercedes solicita crédito para poder invertir en el negocio comprando telas, botones, agujas, etc. de esta manera ella piensa mejorar 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
  • 726
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,126,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Mercedes Yaneth to purchase fabric, buttons, needles etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014