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María Elvidia
María Elvidia C. Vda. D. C., who is 59 years old, lives in Santa Tecla in the department of La Libertad. She lives with one son who is handicapped, and who depends on his mother for this reason. A grandson also lives with her.

She owns a clothing and shoe store in the market of Santa Tecla. She began selling 12 years ago as a wandering merchant and now thanks to her hard work she has a permanent stall in the market.

María is asking for a loan because she would like to be able to buy new styles of shoes, and also different sizes and colors of clothing. She hopes to improve her sales particularly during this month, when people are able to buy or make an real effort to buy clothes for their children. This is why María wants to take advantage of the season and increase her sales.
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María Elvidia C. Vda. D. C. D. 59 años D. edad, resiD. en Santa Tecla, departamento D. La Libertad, vive junto a un hijo el cual es minusválido, es por esto que él depenD. D. su madre, así mismo vive junto a un nieto. Ella posee una venta D. ropa y zapatos en el mercado D. San Tecla, venta con la cual inició hace 12 años D. manera ambulante, y ahora gracias a su esfuerzo y trabajo posee un puesto en el mercado. María solicita un préstamo, ya que desea poder comprar nuevos estilos D. zapatos, así mismo diferentes tallas y colores D. ropa. Ella espera poder mejorar sus ventas sobre todo en este mes en las personas cuentan con la capacidad para comprar o se esfuerzan por comprarle ropa a sus hijos. Es por ello que María desea aprovechar la temporada e incrementar sus ventas.

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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
  • 530
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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 $975 helped María Elvidia purchase of different sizes of shoes and clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2009
Dec 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 23, 2011