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María Isabel
María Isabel G. D. R., 40, works in her own store where she stocks first need items like: bread, water, propane gas, medicines, some snacks. Her store is located in her home in the town of Ilopango, San Salvador department.

María is a very responsible mother who lives with her husband and her two daughters who are 12 and 2 years of age; the older daughter is in school.

María would love to have a wider variety of stock available in her store because this would lead to increased sales and profits. This is why she’s asking for funding in order to buy all the products she needs to meet all her customers’ needs, something she hopes will lead to new customers.

María’s store is very important to her because she has the advantage of having it in her home which allows her to be near her daughters and thereby proviD. them with everything they might need.
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María Isabel G. D. R. D. 40 años D. edad, trabaja en su propio negocio, el cual es una tienda en la que se comercializan productos D. primera necesidad como pan, agua, gas propano, medicinas y algunas golosinas, su negocio esta ubicado en su casa D. habitación en el municipio D. Ilopango, en el departamento D. San Salvador. María es una madre D. familia muy responsable la cual vive junto a su esposo y sus dos hijas D. 12 y 2 años D. edad, D. los cuales la mayor se dedica a estudiar. María desea mucho el poder surtir en gran medida su negocio, ya que D. esta forma podrá vender más y obtener más ganancias, es por esto que solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar todos los productos necesarios para brindarles todo lo que sus clientes buscan, D. esta forma ella podrá brindar un mejor servicio el cual se vea recompensado con más clientes. Para María su negocio es muy importante ya que cuenta con la ventaja D. poseerlo en su hogar lo cual le permite atenderlo y así mismo estar junto a sus hijas a las cuales al mismo tiempo les pueD. brindar todo lo que necesiten.

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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
  • 550
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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 María Isabel to buy stock items for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2010
Jun 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 2, 2011