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Patricia Elena
Patricia Elena R. Q. is 44 years old and lives in the Cojutepeque area of Cuscatlán. She lives with her mother, who is 84 years old, and her four children who are in school. Patricia dedicates herself to selling clothing for children, women, and men. In addition, she markets artificial flowers. She sells her products as a street vendor in the town of Ilobasco, San Martín, located in central San Salvador, and other areas.

Patricia is requesting a loan with which to buy clothing, shoes, artificial flowers, and curtains. She does all this with the aim of increasing sales, by offering a variety of products in order to better meet her needs. She is a hard-working woman and a very responsible single mother who depends completely on her daily work.
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Patricia Elena R. Q. de 44 años de edad, reside en Cojutepeque, departamento de Cuscatlán. Vive junto a su madre de 84 años de edad, y junto a sus cuatro hijos, los cuales se dedican a estudiar. Patricia se dedica a la venta de ropa para niños, mujeres y hombres, así mismo comercializa flores artificiales. Ella comercializa su producto de manera ambulante por los pueblos de Ilobasco, San Martín, en el centro de San Salvador y otros lugares más. Patricia solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar ropa, zapatos, flores artificiales y cortinas. Todo esto lo hace con el deseo de poder mejorar su venta, ofreciendo mayor cantidad de productos de manera que abarque mayor cantidad de gustos y necesidades. Ella es una mujer muy trabajadora y es una madre soltera muy responsable con sus hijos, quien depende por completo de su trabajo diario.

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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
  • 688
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,576,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Patricia Elena to purchase clothing, shoes, and artificial flowers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011