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Maritza Lorena
Lorena is 35 years old. She lives with her husband and three children in her own home. Lorena owns a store where she sells household staples such as beans, milk, eggs and bread, among other things. She has had her business for three years, and says that she has gained a lot of sales experience, which helps her to maximize her profits. Lorena’s store is located in her home, which is in a busy area. She says that she is well-known in the neighborhood, and that she has a lot of customers because she keeps her store well-stocked.

Lorena wants to further invest in her business in order to expand, but she needs capital to do it. She is requesting this loan to buy what she needs for her store. Lorena promises to pay off the loan, and she is confident that the loan will help her to give her family a better quality of life.
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Lorena de 35 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposo y sus tres hijos, ella posee una tienda donde vende artículos de primera necesidad, frijoles, leche, huevos, pan, entre otros, tiene 3 años con su negocio y eso le ha regalado experiencia en las ventas que le permite obtener las mejores ganancias, está ubicada en el lugar de su residencia en una localidad muy transitada, es muy reconocida por los vecinos de la zona , se ha hecho de mucha clientela, pues tiene la tienda surtida, ella quiere acrecentar el negocio y realizar una nueva inversión pero necesita de capital por eso solicita un crédito que le permita comprar lo necesario para su tienda, asegura que cancelara la deuda y a la vez confía en que le dará 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
  • 699
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,170,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Maritza Lorena comprar frijoles, leche, huevos, pan, golosinas, refrescos, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2014