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Carmen Elena
Carmen Elena C. D. C. is 30. She lives in Lourdes Colón with her husband and two small children.

She, like all working mothers, works every day. She sells men’s and women’s perfume. This way she can contribute, along with her husband, to the household expenses.

Carmen Elena is asking for a loan to be able to buy more merchandise. She has orders from her customers for a lot of products that she does not have. She will use the loan to buy these products and sell them to her customers.
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Carmen Elena C. D. C. D. 30 años D. edad, resiD. en Lourdes Colón junto a su esposo y dos pequeños hijos. Ella como toda madre trabajadora, trabaja día a día vendiendo perfumes para hombres y mujeres y D. esta manera ella contribuye con su esposo a los gastos del hogar. Carmen Elena solicita un préstamo con el fin D. poder comprar más mercadería, ya que muchos productos son pedidos por las clientas, los cuales ella no los posee, y con este préstamo ella obtendrá el dinero para poder comprarlos y luego venderlos a sus clientas.

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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
  • 575
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,742,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Carmen Elena buy perfume.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010