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Ana Mercedes
Ana Mercedes H. D. H. is 47 years old and lives in Apopa, located in the region of San Salvador. Her family includes her husband, who works as a police officer in the National Civil Police. This job is quite risky, but very necessary for their household.

Ana Mercedes owns a fruit and vegetable stand in the municipal market in Soyapango in which she sells her products by unit and wholesale. She has many customers, including people who sell prepared food in the same market. They buy from Ana Mercedes because she sells her vegetables at very good prices. Ana Mercedes is asking for a loan in order to buy a larger quantity of fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices, so she can buy them for lower prices and then sell them more affordably. This is very important to her since it will allow her to earn more money, which will benefit her family.
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Ana Mercedes H. D. H. 47 años D. edad, resiD. en Apopa, ubicado en el departamento D. San Salvador. Su grupo familiar esta conformado por su esposo el cual trabaja como agente D. la Policía Nacional Civil, un trabajo bastante arriesgado pero muy necesario para su hogar. María posee un puesto D. frutas y verduras en el mercado D. municipal D. Soyapango, en el cual venD. su producto por unidad y al mayoreo, ella cuenta con muchos clientes sobre todo las personas que poseen comedores en el mismo mercado las cuales compran ahí porque María venD. las verduras a muy buenos precios. Es por esto que María solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad D. frutas y verduras, ya que ella quiere comprar al por mayor para poder comprar a precios menores y vender aún más barato. Esto es D. mucha importancia para ella ya que le permite percibir mayores ganancias lo cual beneficia a 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
  • 555
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Ana Mercedes purchase of fruits and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2010
May 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2011