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María Transito
María Transito M. M. is 50 years old and lives in Ilopango, in the department of San Salvador. She lives with her husband. She owns a cottage called “Maria” in which she sells breakfast, lunch, drinks, and sweets, among other products. Maria has a very good location for her business because it is in the Route 29 bus station, a place where she sells a lot thanks to the public transportation workers. For this reason, Maria wishes to stock her business with food and drink because these products are what sell most.

She is requesting a loan which will permit her to purchase all the necessary things to increase her sales and clientele. Maria works every day to be able to get ahead in life with her husband, and be able to have everything necessary to live a decent life.

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María Transito M. M. de 50 años de edad, reside en Ilopango, departamento de San Salvador. Vive junto a su compañero de vida. Ella posee un chalet llamado “María”, en el cual vende desayunos, almuerzos, bebidas, golosinas, entre otros productos más. María cuenta con muy buena ubicación para su negocio por el hecho de que se encuentra en el punto de buses de la ruta 29, lugar en el cual vende mucho gracias a los que trabajan en el transporte publico. Es por esto que María desea poder surtir su negocio, sobre todo con comida y bebidas, ya que es esto lo que más se vende. Es por ello que solicita un préstamo el cual le permita comprar todo lo necesario para poder aumentar sus ventas y su clientela. María trabaja a diario para poder seguir adelante con su hogar en conjunto a su esposo y así contar con todo lo necesario para tener una vida digna.

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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
  • 560
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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 $1,100 helped María Transito purchase of perishable products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2009
Dec 29, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011