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María Santos
María Santos A. D. M. is 47 years old. She lives in La Libertad with her husband and their three young children. She sells CDs, DVDs, toys, clothes, and other products outsiD. a school. She sells most of her products to the students in that area. María is requesting a loan because she would like to buy more products for her business. She wants to increase her sales because, as her husband works alongsiD. her, this is the only source of income for the family.
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María Santos A. D. M. D. 47 años D. edad resiD. en La Libertad, vive junto a su esposo y sus tres hijos menores D. edad. Ella posee una venta D. CD´s, DVD´s, juguetes, ropa entre otros productos más los cuales los comercializa en la afueras D. una escuela, donD. venD. la mayoría D. sus productos con los estudiantes D. ese lugar. María solícita un préstamo ya que desea comprar más productos para el negocio, ella desea aumentar sus ventas debido a que este es la única entrada económica que posee ya que su esposo trabaja junto a ella.

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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
  • 600
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped María Santos buying more products for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010