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Maria Del Carmen
Maria, age 47, lives in a relative’s house with her children. She sells coffee with sweet bread. She does this in an itinerant manner at the different markets that are close to where she lives. She has a lot of customers because the product is very marketable. With what she gets from her sales, and with the help of her oldest son, they manage to pay for some of the household expenses.

Maria is requesting a loan to buy coffee and sweet bread wholesale in order to continue with her sales. This is her only source of work. This way she will be able to have a better quality of life together with her children.
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Maria de 47 años de edad vive en casa de un familiar con sus hijos, ella se dedica a la venta de café con pan dulce, lo hace de forma ambulante por los diferentes mercados que se encuentran cerca de su lugar de residencia, posee mucha clientela por que el producto es muy vendible, con lo que obtiene de sus ventas y con la ayuda de su hijo mayor logran solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, Maria está solicitando un crédito para la compra de café y pan dulces por mayor para seguir con sus ventas ya que esa es su única fuente de trabajo y asi poder tener junto con sus hijos una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 678
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,234,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Del Carmen to buy coffee and sweet bread wholesale.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 2, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 14, 2014