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Elsi Marina
Elsi Marina Q. V. lives in the town of Armenia, department of Sonsonate. She is 24 years old, single, and lives with her parents. Elsi finds it very difficult watching her elderly father continue to work so hard every day as a farmer because of financial necessity. For this reason, she started her own business five years ago so that she could help with the family expenses. Elsi prepares and sells traditional dishes and beverages. Her business is doing very well, so she is requesting a loan so that she can increase her production.
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Elsi Marina Q. V., reside en el municipio de Armenia del departamento de Sonsonate. Elsi tiene 24 años de edad, es una mujer soltera vive solamente con su padres. Para Elsi es muy difícil ver que a pesar que su padre ya es una persona mayor tenga la necesidad de trabajar tan fuerte en la agricultura día a día, estas y muchas razones son la que le dan fuerzas a Elsi de manejar su propio negocio y así poder ayudar económicamente a su familia, hace cinco años inicio con su negocio de platillos típicos y bebidas, donde le ha ido muy bien y es por eso que solicita de un crédito para aumentar la producción de sus platillos.

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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
  • 700
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,614,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Elsi Marina increase her inventory of supplies for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2009
Nov 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011