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Leonor, age 44, works as a seamstress. She makes formal clothing, uniforms, and casual clothes. She is a very detail-oriented person who does very good work. This allows her to have many loyal customers, friends and neighbors.

Leonor makes clothes by order. She also makes garments to sell at her house. By doing so she is able to get extra income.

Leonor is requesting a loan in order to be able to buy fabric in different colors and patterns. She will also buy thread, needles, and everything needed to make clothes. With this she will be able to make more clothes. This way she will give her family a better quality of life.
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leonor de 44 años de edad trabaja como costurera, ella se encarga de confeccionar ropa formal, uniformes y ropa casual, ella es alguien muy detallista quien desarrolla un trabajo muy bueno, lo que le permite contar con la fidelidad de muchos clientes amigos y vecinos. Leonor elabora trabajos por encargo y así mismo elabora prendas de vestir para vender en su casa de habitación, con lo que puede obtener ganancias extras. Leonor solicita un préstamo con el fin de poder comprar telas en diferentes colores y estampados, así mismo comprar hilo, agujas y todo lo necesario para elaborar la ropa con lo que pueda realizar más trabajos y asi 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
  • 642
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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 $1,000 helped Leonor to buy fabric, thread, needles, and other needed supplies for sewing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2015