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María Estela
María Estela C. D. P. is 45 years old and resides in Soyapango, which is located in the Department of San Salvador. She is a single mother who works very hard so that her three children (ages 23, 17, and 15) can get ahead. María considers them to be her greatest work. The two younger children are students.

She has a sewing workshop located in her house where she makes different types of garments such as blouses, trousers, shirts, skirts, and dresses. María also produces curtains and bedspreads. She receives her work through orders that are placed in advance. Since she has many years of experience and her work is well-crafted, María has earned the confidence of her customers. María is the type of person who wants to get more out of her work, so she also plans to start producing children’s clothing, pajamas, and men’s boxers. Her products are sold at home and also on the street at various markets and in different regions of the country. Everything she does is a result of her desire to earn extra income to meet all of her household expenses.

María is requesting a loan in order to buy fabric in different colors and patterns so that she can produce more merchandise.
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María Estela C. D. P. D. 45 años D. edad, resiD. en el municipio D. Soyapango, ubicado en el departamento D. San Salvador. Ella es madre soltera, la cual ha trabajado muy duro por sacar adelante a sus tres hijos, los cuales tienen 23, 17 y 15 años D. edad, D. los cuales el mayor trabaja, y los dos menores se dedica a estudiar. María posee un taller D. costura, el cual esta ubicado en su casa D. habitación ella elabora todo tipo D. prendas D. vestir como: blusas, pantalones, camisas, faldas y vestidos, así mismo elabora cortinas y cubrecamas. María realiza su trabajo por pedidos previos y debido a su trabajo tan bien elaborado y a todos los años D. experiencia que posee las personas confían mucho en el resultado D. su trabajo. Debido a que María es alguien quien siempre desea poder obtener más D. su trabajo ella también realiza ropa para niños, pijamas y boxers para hombres, los cuales comercializa en su casa y D. forma ambulante en diferentes mercados y departamento del país, todo con el deseo D. obtener ganancias extras para poder solventar todos los gastos del hogar. María solicita un préstamo para poder comprar tela en diferentes colores y estampados y D. esta forma elaborar más mercadería.

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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.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 700
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,614,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped María Estela purchase fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2010
Aug 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 30, 2011