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María Isabel
María Isabel L. is 49 years old. She lives in Lourdes Colón with her son, who helps her with the household expenses. María owns a baby clothing business, from which she earns the money for the household expenses. Even though her son helps out, she needs to improve her income. This is why she is requesting a loan, with which she will have the capital she needs to buy more baby clothing so she can increase her inventory and have more variety to offer her customers. In this way María hopes to improve her economic situation and achieve a more tranquil life along with her son.
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María Isabel L. de 49 años de edad, reside en Lourdes Colón junto a su hijo el cual le ayuda con los gastos del hogar. María posee una venta de ropa para bebé, de la cual obtiene el dinero para todos los gastos del hogar, a pesar que su hijo colabora, ella necesita mejorar sus ingresos, es por esto que ella solícita un préstamo a través del cual pueda obtener el capital necesario para comprar más ropa de bebé de manera que aumente su inventario para tener mucha más variedad que ofrecer a sus clientes. De esta manera María espera poder mejorar su economía y así mismo obtener una vida más tranquila junto a su hijo.

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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
  • 498
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,356,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped María Isabel to buy clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2009
May 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010