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Marta María
Marta María R. H. is 34 years old. She lives in Pasaquina, which is located in the La Unión department. Marta is a very strong woman. She is a hard-working person who watches out for her family’s well-being day and night. Her husband lives in the United States, which is the reason she is raising her two minor children alone. Her children go to school.

Marta has a restaurant, and she sells breakfasts and lunches. It is located in front of the mayor’s office in Pasaquina. There are a lot of people there, and that is of great benefit to Martha.

She is requesting a loan to be able to buy a larger quantity of raw material to make the food. She will buy things like vegetables, rice, beans, sugar, fruit, and other things.

She does all of this with a great desire to increase her sales. This way she will give her children a better life.
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Marta María R. H. de 34 años de edad, reside en Pasaquina, ubicado en el departamento de La Unión. Marta es una mujer muy fuerte y trabajadora quien vela por el bienestar de su familia día y noche, ya que su esposo reside en Los Estados Unidos, razón por la que ella sola se encarga de sus dos hijos menores de edad, los cuales se dedican a estudiar. Marta posee un comedor en el cual se dedica a la venta de desayunos y almuerzos, el cual esta ubicado frente a la Alcaldía de Pasaquina, lugar el cual cuenta con una gran afluencia de personas, lo que beneficia a Marta en gran manera. Ella solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad de materia prima para la elaboración de los alimentos, tales como: verduras, arroz, frijoles, azúcar, frutas y otros más, todo con el enorme deseo de aumentar sus ventas y de esta manera brindarle una mejor vida a sus hijos.

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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
  • 718
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,653,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Marta María buy raw material to make food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 29, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2011