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Isabel Teonila
Isabel Teonila M. H. is 47 years old and lives in Ciudad Delgado, which is in the Department of San Salvador, with her 22 year old daughter who works at a clothing factory.

Isabel has worked all of her life and managed to raise her daughter by herself. As a single mother, she continues to face many difficult situations even though she has been able to get ahead. Isabel invested great effort to open a store where she sells food, household products, and other items. Little by little, her business grew despite the difficulty she faced to maintain it. The store is located inside of her home.

Isabel is requesting a loan because she wants to invest in her store. She plans to restock it with everything necessary to increase her sales. Thanks to this business, Isabel and her daughter have been able to achieve an acceptable level of financial stability.

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Isabel Teonila M. H. de 47 años de edad, vive junto a su hija de 22 años de edad quien se dedica a trabajar en una fábrica de elaboración de ropa, ambas residen en Ciudad Delgado, en el departamento de San Salvador. Isabel ha trabajado toda su vida muy duro para sacar adelante a su hija por si sola, ya que es madre soltera, la cual en la actualidad aún se enfrenta a muchas situaciones difíciles, pese a las cuales ha sabido salir adelante. Isabel con mucho esfuerzo logro colocar una tienda en la cual pudiera vender alimentos, productos para el hogar, entre otros más, negocio que poco a poco ha ido creciendo a pesar de lo difícil que ha sido para ella sostenerlo, dicho negocio esta ubicado en su casa de habitación. Isabel solicita un préstamo con el deseo de poder invertir en la tienda y así equiparla con todo lo necesario para incrementar sus ventas, ya que es gracias a este negocio como ella junto a su hija han logrado una estabilidad económica aceptable.

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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
  • 551
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,835,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Isabel Teonila purchase merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2010
May 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2011