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Ofelia Del Carmen
Ofelia del Carmen C. lives in Santa Tecla, department of La Libertad. Ofelia is a single mother, lives with her son and her mother who provides some support to this woman who finds herself bearing the financial responsibilities alone. Ofelia and her mother are a great team, in spite of the adversities and the competition in the area, they have been able to maintain their store for many years. With the desire to excel and get ahead they are now not only taking care of the store, but Ofelia had an idea of also opening a diner several blocks from where they live, since it is a high traffic area. This mother/daughter team has maintained their store and now have a diner with a large client base. Ofelia is now requesting a loan to purchase merchandise for her store and diner since the number of customers is increasing and she needs to increase the supply of products for her kitchen.
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Ofelia del Carmen C. vive en Santa Tecla, departamento La Libertad. Ofelia es madre soltera, vive con su hijo y su madre que es un apoyo para esta mujer que se encuentra sola en las responsabilidades económicas. Ofelia y su madre son un gran equipo, que a pesar de de las adversidades y la competencia en la zona han logrado sostener su tiene por muchos años pero con la necesidad de superación y salir a adelante ahora no solo se dedican a la tienda, ha Ofelia le surgió la idea de poner un comedor a unas cuadras de la casa donde viven; ya que es una zona muy transitada. Así es como ahora este equipo de madre e hija han logrado sostener su tienda y ahora tener un comedor con mucha afluencia de clientes. Ahora Ofelia solicita un crédito para compra de mercadería para su tienda y comedor ya que su cantidad de clientes va a aumentando y necesita abastecerse de productos para su cocina.

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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
  • 677
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  • $28,234,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ofelia Del Carmen purchase of merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2009
Mar 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010