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Abelia Concepción
52-year old Abelia Concepción M. D. R. is a hardworking, devoted mother. She earns her living by selling fruit, and it is due to this business that she has managed to proviD. all the necessities for her three children. She has 14-year old twins and a 13-year old son, all of whom are completely dependent on her.

Abelia and her family live in Tonacatequepe in the department of San Salvador. She has lived there for ten years. Every day she peels, washes, and places the fruit in little bags. Much of the fruit is seasoned with lemon, chile, and salt. Her stall is on the main street. Abelia’s customers might be neighbours, passers-by, children, or students from the nearby school.

She is asking for money to invest in her business: she plans to buy more fruit. She also wants to buy a small piece of land in Izalco in the department of Sonsonate where she was born. Her wish is to build a house of her own there and proviD. a good home for her three children, a place where they can feel safe and self-confident.
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Abelia Concepción M. D. R. D. 52 años D. edad, es una madre D. familia muy trabajadora y entregada a su familia, la cual se gana la vida vendiendo diferentes tipos D. fruta, es gracias a este negocio como ella ha logrado darles todo lo necesario a sus tres hijos, dos D. 14 años D. edad, los cuales son gemelos y uno D. 13 años D. edad, los cuales dependen por completo D. Abelia, junto a ellos resiD. en Tonacatequepe, ubicado en el departamento D. San Salvador, lugar en el cual ha vivido durante 10 años. Abelia se dedica cada día a pelar, lavar y colocar la fruta en pequeñas bolsitas, muchas D. estas frutas son preparadas con limón, chile y sal, y debido a que coloca su venta en calle principal, cuenta con varios clientes, ya sean vecinos, personas que se encuentran D. paso o niños y jóvenes estudiantes D. una escuela que sen encuentra en el lugar. Abelia solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para invertir en su negocio, comprando más fruta, así mismo para poder comprar un pequeño terreno en Izalco ubicado en el departamento D. Sonsonate lugar D. nacimiento D. Abelia, esto lo hace con el deseo D. contar con un hogar propio y D. esta forma brindarle un techo seguro a sus tres hijos en el cual puedan sentirse seguros y confiados.

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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
  • 697
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,576,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Abelia Concepción to buy fruit and some land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2011