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Celina Alejandra
Celina Alejandra C. D. G. lives in Carmen, Zacatecoluca. At 42 years old, she struggles to proviD. basic necessities to her 4 children, ranging from 11-19 years of age, all of whom are in school. That is the reason that Celina works day in and day out at her food stand, where she sells popusas (a traditional Salvadoran food), candy, sodas, coffee, as well as other products, to the students of Instituto Nacional Del Rosario D. La Paz, the school near which her store is located. Celina is asking for a loan which she will use to improve the selection that she can offer in order to attract customers and improve her income, which in turn will allow her to proviD. food, clothing, and schooling to the 4 beautiful children who are her reason for getting out of bed every day.
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Celina Alejandra C. D. G., resiD. en el cantón el Carmen en Zacatecoluca. A sus 42 años D. edad trabaja arduamente para proveer D. todas las necesidades básicas a su familia, ya que ella tiene 4 hijos cuyas edades oscilan desD. los 11 años hasta los 19 años D. edad, todos son estudiantes. Es por esto que Celina día con día trabaja en su propio negocio el cuál esta ubicado en el Instituto Nacional del Rosario D. La Paz, ahí ella venD. pupusas (comida típica salvadoreña), golosinas, bebidas como sodas, café, entre otros productos, todo esto lo comercializa a los estudiantes D. dicho instituto. Celina solícita un préstamo a través del cual pueda incrementar los productos D. su negocio, D. manera que logre vender más y obtener mayores ingresos, los cuales le permita dar alimentación, vestido y estudio a sus cuatro hijos, los cuales son el motor que impulsa a Celina a esforzarse cada día.

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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
  • 630
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,084,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Celina Alejandra purchase of more products for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2010