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Claudia María
Claudia María H. D. L. is 37 years old and resides in the Department of La Paz. She lives with her family that consists of her 66 year old mother, a retired schoolteacher, her four school age children (ages 16, 13, 11, and 5), and her brother who is a university student. Claudia is a single mother who must work twice as hard in order to proviD. everything her children need. For this reason, she manages a store in her home where she sells basic necessities. She has been in this business for ten years so that she could support her family and proviD. needed help to her mother so that she could peacefully coexist in her home.

Claudia is requesting a loan as additional investment into her business. She will buy new products that she currently does not have in stock so that she can obtain more customers, increase her sales, and improve her family’s finances.

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Claudia María H. D. L. D. 37 años D. edad, resiD. en el departamento D. La Paz, lugar en el cual vive junto a su familia la cual esta conformada por su madre D. 66 años D. edad, quien es una maestra jubilada, sus cuatro hijos D. 16, 13, 5 y 11 años D. edad, los cuales se dedican a estudiar educación media y un hermano quien es estudiante universitario. Claudia es madre soltera, la cual debe esforzarse el doble por brindarles todo lo necesario a sus hijos, es por ello que ella posee una tienda D. productos D. primera necesidad, los cuales se comercializan en su propia casa, negocio a través del cual desD. hace 10 años que sostiene a su familia y le brinda la ayuda necesaria a su madre para poder contar con una sana convivencia dentro del hogar. Claudia solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda invertir más en su negocio, comprando productos nuevos los cuales aún no posee, D. esta manera ella espera obtener mayor cantidad D. clientes, lo cual le permita aumentar sus ventas y mejorar la economía D. su familia.

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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
  • 714
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,637,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Claudia María purchase merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2011