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Rosa Cándida
Rosa Candida P. D. M. is 40 years old and lives in Ciudad Arce, located in the Department of La Libertad. She lives with her husband, and two young children who are in elementary school.
Rosa earns money by working every day as a traveling saleswomen selling clothing in the streets of Ciudad Arce. Rosa leaves her home every morning with the hope of selling more clothes than she did the day before. It is important since, although her husband works and has a regular income, it’s quite low. This is the reason that Rosa decided to have her own business.
She is very hardworking and divides her time among her household chores, taking care of her children, and her business. All of this she does with the goal of a better life.
Rosa requests a loan so that she can buy clothing in different sizes, styles, and colors, both for men and women, and in this way increase her sales.
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Rosa Cándida P. D. M. D. 40 años D. edad, resiD. en Ciudad Arce, ubicado en el departamento D. La Libertad. Vive junto a su esposo y dos hijos menores D. edad, los cuales son estudiantes D. educación básica. Rosa se dedica a venta D. ropa, la cual la comercializa D. manera ambulante por las calles D. Ciudad Arce, obteniendo ganancias diaria, Rosa sale D. su hogar cada mañana con la esperanza D. poder vender una mayor cantidad D. ropa que el día anterior, ya que a pesar que su esposo cuenta con un trabajo fijo, su salario es bastante bajo, situación la cual llevó a Rosa a desempeñar su propio negocio. Ella es una mujer muy trabajadora quien se diviD. entre los quehaceres del hogar, el cuido D. sus hijos y su negocio, todo este esfuerzo lo realiza con la esperanza D. poder tener una vida mejor. Rosa solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para comprar diferentes tallas, estilos y colores D. ropa, tanto para mujeres como para hombre y D. esta manera 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
  • 580
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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 $500 helped Rosa Cándida to buy different sizes and colors of clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 27, 2009
Jan 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011