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Maria De Lourdes
Maria is 34 years old and lives in her own home with her husband and their young son. Maria has a business selling used and second-hand clothes, offering a variety of items such as skirts, dresses, blouses, pants, etc., out of her home, which is in a busy and well-known area of town. Her sales post is visited often because people always find what they are looking for, and because of Maria's friendliness and, most importantly, customer service. Her dream is to grow her business, which is why she is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Apoyo Integral to purchase more packages of used clothing in order to have a wider selection of pants, skirts, blouses, T-shirts, shorts and others articles. Her goal is to attract more buyers and achieve a higher level of sales and income so she and her family can have a better quality of life.
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Maria de 34 años de edad, vive en casa propia con su compañero de vida y su hijo quien es menor de edad. Maria tiene un negocio de venta de ropa usada ó de segunda, en donde ofrece variedad de prendas de vestir como: faldas, vestidos, blusas, pantalones, etc. ubicado en su lugar de residencia, en una zona muy transitada y conocida por los habitantes del municipio. El puesto de Maria es muy visitado ya que las personas siempre encuentran lo que buscan, la amabilidad y el buen trato es lo más importante. Su sueño es ver crecer su negocio por lo que ha decidido hacer un préstamo a INTEGRAL para poder comprar más fardos de ropa usada y tener más variedad de prendas de vestir Como: pantalones, faldas, blusas, camisetas, shorts, entre otros. Con el propósito de atraer a más compradores y lograr un mayor nivel de ventas así como un mayor nivel de ingresos para tener junto con 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
  • 714
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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 $1,500 helped Maria De Lourdes to purchase more packages of used clothing such as pants, skirts, blouses, T-shirt, shorts and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 26, 2015