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María Cristina
María Cristina A. lives in the Cuscatlan region. Maria is 46 years old and lives with her son Jose, who is 21, and her sister. For 4 years she has been engaged in the business of selling clothes. She sells clothes in the street, traveling to different towns to offer her garments at prices that are very affordable, and her business generates daily earnings. But now Maria is requesting a loan that she will use to make improvements to her house, which is in run-down condition. For the remodeling project, she has chosen to construct walls where currently there are only fabric curtains. Maria's wish is to fix her house and to be able to enjoy a Christmas with her family in a pleasant atmosphere.
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María Cristina A. reside en el departamento de Cuscatlán. María tiene 46 años de edad, vive con su hijo José de 21 años y su hermana. Hace cuatro años María se está dedicando al negocio de venta de ropa, la que realiza de manera ambulante, ella viaje a diferentes pueblos para ofrecer sus prendas a precios muy accesibles, sus ganancias son diarias, pero María ahora solicita de un crédito, el que utilizara para hacerle mejoras a su hogar, que se encuentra descuidado, entre las remodelaciones ha optado por construirle paredes aun cuarto ya que hasta el día de ahora solo son cortinas de tela , el deseo de María es poder arreglar su hogar y poder pasar una navidad con su familia en un ambiente agradable.

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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
  • 491
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,339,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped María Cristina to remodel her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2009
Nov 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011