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Miriam Estela
Miriam Estela G. Vda. D. V., 38, is a very hard working woman who struggles daily to support her family composed of her mother and two children who are 10 and 8 years of age; her 12-year-old nephew also lives with her. All the children are students and 100% dependent on Miriam.

She has a small store in her home which is in Soyapango. She sells shoes, purses, wallets, cosmetics, blouses, gift items and other products. In order to earn higher income, Miriam sells these products as an itinerant merchant in various towns and settlements while her mother tends to the home-based store; this way they work together for the good of the family.

Miriam is asking for funds to buy sandals, blouses and cosmetics because these are the products that sell best both at home and in the outlying areas; she also wants to buy products that she currently doesn’t stock in order to proviD. better service.
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Miriam Estela G. Vda. D. V. D. 38 años D. edad, es una mujer muy trabajadora, la cual se esfuerza día con día por llevar el sustento diario y así mismo suplir todas las necesidades D. su familia, la cual esta conformada por su madre, dos hijos D. 10 y 8 años D. edad, así mismo vive junto a un sobrino 12 años D. edad, los cuales se dedican a estudiar y quienes depenD. por completo del Miriam. Ella posee un pequeño bazar en su casa D. habitación, ubicada en el municipio D. Soyapango, en el cual comercializa zapatos, bolsos, carteras, cosméticos, blusas, regalos y otros productos más, así mismo con el deseo D. poder obtener mayores ingresos, cada mañana Miriam se dedica a vender estos productos D. forma ambulante por pueblos y cantones, mientras su madre se encarga D. atender el bazar en la casa. D. esta manera ambas trabajan en conjunto para lograr un bienestar en su hogar. Miriam solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar sandalias, blusas y cosméticos, ya que son estos los que más venD. tanto en su hogar como fuera D. este, así mismo comprar productos que no posee con el fin D. poder brindar un mejor servio.

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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
  • 441
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,312,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Miriam Estela to buy blouses, sandals and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2010
May 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011