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Colomba H. Vda. D. V., 50, lives in Jiquilisco, Usulután department. Colomba is a very hard-working woman who works hard to support her two children, who are students, by herself; her eldest son helps her with her business in his spare time.

Since she was very young, Colomba has sold all kinds of seafood like shrimp and fish; she used to help her mother and this was great experience for her because now she is in the same kind of business that provides her with profits to support her home, especially since her husband died, because since then Colomba has had to work even harder in order to continue forward.

She is asking for funds to buy larger amounts of fish so that she can incluD. other kinds of seafood in her inventory thereby securing more customers.
Her business enjoys a good location because it’s in Jiquilisco’s market.
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Colomba H. Vda. D. V. D. 50 años D. edad, resiD. en Jiquilisco, ubicado en el departamento D. Usulután. Colomba es una mujer muy trabajadora, la cual trabaja arduamente por sacar adelante por si sola a sus dos hijos, quienes estudian, y el mayor le ayuda con el negocio en sus tiempos libre. Colomba desD. muy pequeña se dedica a vender todo tipo D. mariscos tales como: camarones, pescado, lonja y otras más, en el negocio se dedicaba a ayudarle a su madre a vender el productos, lo cual ha sido una gran experiencia porque en la actualidad ella se sigue dedicando a este trabajo, el cual le permite contar con las ganancias necesarias para sostener a su hogar, sobretodo desD. que su esposo falleció, ya que después D. esto Colomba debió trabajar más duro para seguir adelante. Ella solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad D. pescado, y así mismo incluir en el negocio otros tipos D. mariscos para poder obtener más clientes, su negocio cuenta con muy buena ubicación, debido a que se encuentra en el mercado D. Jiquilisco.

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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.

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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 601
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  • $31,854,275
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Colomba to buy seafood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2010
May 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2011